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 to 1997. ABELL is complied under the auspices of The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).
Coverage:Anglo-Saxon literature- present day literature

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

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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.

Middle English Compendium

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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.

MIT Cognet

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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 3,000 journals and series published worldwide. Also covers monographs, reference works and collections, including working papers, conference papers and proceedings.
Coverage:From 1963 to date.

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.

Oxford Scholarship Online

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Description:Complete text of scholarly books published by Oxford University Press in the subject areas below. The Library does not licence the complete collection.
Coverage:Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Theology.


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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.
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.

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Web of Science

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Description:Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Web of Science section has the ISI Citation Indexes and Cited Reference Search. Email alerts available.
Journal impact factors from Journal Citation Reports.
Coverage (see separate entries for details):Arts and Humanities Citation Index - 2,300 journals; 1975 onwards. Science Citation Index - 8,300 journals; 1900 onwards. Social Sciences Citation Index - 2,700 journals; 1900 onwards.
BIOSIS Citation Index - 3,700 journals, 2,000 meetings; 1926 onwards.
Conference Proceedings Citation Indexes - 1990 onwards.
AlsoBook Citation Index, Data Citation Index, MEDLINE, Zoological Record

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

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