Languages & Linguistics Research Guide
Find articles on languages and linguistics
MLA Bibliography - language, linguistics, literature, folklore, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts
Communication & Mass Media Complete - includes journals that focus on language
Project Muse - arts, humanities, and social sciences
Sage Journals - social sciences; includes several top linguistics journals
Science Direct - natural and social sciences; includes several top linguistics journals
Others to consider:
Academic OneFile - interdisciplinary coverage of journals
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) - useful for all topics
CountryWatch - information, data and news on all countries, including languages spoken
ERIC - education, including the educational aspects of language
Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas
JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection - includes journals that focus on language
PsycINFO - psychology, including the psychological aspects of language
Sociological Abstracts - sociology, including the sociological aspects of language
Books in the CSUMB Library
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Selected Reference Books
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Books at other libraries
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Use WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.
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Online language dictionaries
American Sign Language Browser - This Michigan State University resource is a video dictionary of thousands of ASL signs
Lexicool- A collection of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries
Oxford English Dictionary - a historical dictionary of the English language from the earliest times to the present day; shows not only the current meanings of words, but also traces their development through time.
Wordnik- This interactive English dictionary includes definitions, examples of use, photos, etymology, and more.
Language learning websites
Defense Language Institute - Provides a number of free online tools for learning language and cultural skills
DuoLingo - Practice Spanish and other (mostly European) languages through games
GLOSS- Online language lessons developed by the Defense Language Institute. Reading and listening lessons based on authentic language materials in 24 languages.
Language Course Finder - Find language schools and language courses worldwide
Linguistics & languages websites
Center for Applied Linguistics - Nonprofit organization working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture
Ethnologue - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging the world's known living languages; provided by SIL International
Glossary of Linguistic Terms - Provided by SIL International
MLA Language Map - Map of languages spoken in the U.S.
Speech Accent Archive - Provided by George Mason University, this resource lets you compare accents of English speakers
MLA (Modern Language Association) Citation Style
MLA Style FAQ (MLA website)
APA (American Psychological Association) Citation Style
Databases with citation formatting
Many of the Library's databases offer automatic citation formatting tools for APA, MLA and other citation styles.
The automatic formatting tools are not always 100% accurate, so check your results carefully. If you are in doubt, compare your results with examples from the most recent version of the appropriate style manual.