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Linguistics & English language

Some useful resources for Linguistics & English language are listed below.

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)

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Description: Covers all aspects and periods of English literature, including British, American and Commonwealth writing. Coverage is international, including material in languages other than English published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards. ABELL is complied under the auspices of The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).
Coverage: Anglo-Saxon literature- present day literature
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Description: Part of Web of Science Core Collection. A multidisciplinary index containing details of every substantive item in 1,200 arts and humanities journals, as well as references to books included in book reviews, and live performances, films, records, and television and radio broadcasts. Contains over 2 million references.
Coverage: 1906 - present.

Arts and Humanities Full Text, Proquest

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Description: Full-text of the contents of hundreds of titles in Art, Archaeology, Architecture, Design, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.

CAIRN

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Description: CAIRN offers online access to the full text of over 400 journals in French language published in France and Belgium since 2001, in the subjects of humanities and social sciences. There are also several thousand abstracts and hundreds of full-text articles in English which are either originally published in English or translated from French.
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Description: A unique historical reference compendium which provides access to the full text of the Cambridge Histories series. Contains over 300 volumes.
  Subjects covered include American, British and Economic history, Language and Linguistics, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Music and Political Social theory.
  Books can be browsed by, title, chapter or author or search across volumes.
Note: Access is to all titles published to 2014

Dictionary of Old English: A to G online

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Description: The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600 - 1150 A.D.) of the English language, and complements the Middle English Dictionary (which covers the period 1100 - 1500 A.D.) and the Oxford English Dictionary (which documents the development of the English language to the present).
  See also entry for Oxford English Dictionary.

Dictionary of the Scots Language

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Description: Comprises the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and the Scottish National Dictionary (SND).
Coverage: DOST contains information about Scots words in use from the twelfth to the end of the seventeenth centuries and SND contains information about Scots words in use from 1700 to the 1970s. There is a 2005 supplement.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Online

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Description: The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (EAGLL) is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. It is an indispensable research tool for scholars and students of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical literature.

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

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Description: 2005, second edition covers comprehensively the fundamental linguistic disciplines, with their applications to the study of language and other related disciplines. The online version supplements the written text with additional illustrative material, samples of spoken language or signed langague and videos of the use of language in context.

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Description: Abstracts 2000 journals worldwide with coverage of books, papers. technical reports, dissertations and book reviews in language, linguistics and their various subdisciplines.
Coverage: From 1973 to date.
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Literature Online is a very comprehensive, integrated library of thousands of primary literary texts, literary criticism and reference resources. The database provides access to the full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama, and prose in English from the eighth century to the present day, and from throughout the English-speaking world. Authors writing in any language who are featured in criticism or reference materials are also indexed. Therefore about 2,000 authors of over 100 different nationalities are covered. Literature Online also contains over 400 full-text scholarly journals from the field of literary and cultural studies, as well as 17 literary dictionaries or encyclopaedias, and important bibliographies like MLA and ABELL. The Video and Audio section provides 880 clips of poets reading their own or other poets' works, as well as fully dramatized audio recordings of Shakespeare's 38 plays.

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Description: Access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources.
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Description: Electronic community for the cognitive and brain sciences, which includes the full text of major reference works and over 250 MIT Press cognitive science books, full text of MIT Press journals in the field of cognitive and brain sciences, as well as a growing collection of other relevant books, journals and reference works from other participating publishers.

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MLA International Bibliography

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Description: Citations to critical documents on literature, language, linguistics and folklore from over 4,400 journals and series and over 1000 book publishers. Also covers monographs, reference works and collections, including working papers, conference papers and proceedings.  Coverage includes literature from all over the world--Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America. Folklore is represented by folk literature, music, art, rituals, and belief systems. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and history of printing and publishing.  A userguide available from http://proquest.libguides.com/mla
Coverage: From 1926 to date.  Updated 9 times per year with over 66,000 records added annually.
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Description:

Developed cooperatively with scholars worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.

Each subject area has an Editor in Chief, Editorial Board, and team of peer reviewers overseeing the development and updating of articles ensuring balanced perspective with scholarly accuracy and a robust updating program to keep researchers informed of advances in their field.

At the time of launch, each subject area includes approximately 50 articles; with an additional 50 to 75 articles added each year. New article topics are selected to ensure each subject area offers full and balanced coverage as determined by the Editor in Chief and Editorial Board, scholarly feedback, and research demand.

Coverage: The following modules are available to the University of Edinburgh - American Literature, Anthropology, Biblical Studies, British and Irish Literature, Buddhism, Chinese Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Criminology, Education, Hindu Studies, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American, Linguistics, Medieval Studies,  Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Victorian Literature.  See http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/obo/page/subject-list for individual module title lists.

Oxford English Dictionary Online

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Description: Fully searchable online version of the Oxford English Dictionary the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. Includes etymologies, quotations and pronunciation guides.
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Description: OHO brings together the world’s leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking on a range of major topics. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship in a particular field of study, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research. The articles review the key issues and major debates, and provide an original argument for how those debates might evolve.
Coverage: The following subject collections are available to the University of Edinburgh - Archaeology, Business & Management, Classical Studies, Criminology and Criminal justice, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion up to the end of 2016 copyright year. 
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Description: Complete text of scholarly books published by Oxford University Press in the subject areas below.
Coverage: Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Palliative Care, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Religion, Social Work and Sociology. We have access to over 10,700 e-books.

PsycINFO

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Description:

American Psychological Association produced with citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

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Coverage: Journal coverage, from 1806 to the present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 journals written in over 25 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material from 1987 to the present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

Web of Science Core Collection

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Description:

Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.

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Coverage:

Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).

Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

Help:

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'): 

Cited Reference Searching (pdf)

 

Journal Citation Reports: 

Impact Factors (pdf)