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* Linguistics Research Guide

General research guide for Linguistics

Background Sources

The encyclopedias and other sources on this guide provide good overview information, including key search terms and often lists of more sources.
Additional print sources regarding Linguistics can be found in multiple call number areas, but particularly the  P1 - P1091 call number area of the first floor Reference Room.

Background Information -- General Reference Resources

Use these sources to focus your topic, build a vocabulary, and find additional sources as you begin your research.

Research Starters

A collection of 100+ reference titles available in full-text electronically. Search the entire collection, or search selected titles using "advanced search."

Britannica® Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one resource.

CQ Researcher

Excellent background and analysis of recent national and international issues in the news.

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles. Great for current issues research.

Plan Your Research

Be sure to allow plenty of time to go through your selected sources.

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