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

Arts and Humanities Citation Index part of Web of Science Core Collection

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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:1975 onwards.

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.

Cambridge Histories Online

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Description:A unique historical reference compendium which provides access to the full text of the Cambridge Histories series.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

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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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.

Literature Online (LION)

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Description:The Literature Online English Corpus provides access to the Annual bibliography of English Language and Literature from 1920 to 1997 and also includes full-text of selected articles from 400 literary journals, over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th to the 21st century with a huge library of criticism and reference material, including thousands of literary articles, essays, biographies, encyclopedia entries and links to relevant Web resources.

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 Handbooks Online

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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, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion.

Oxford Scholarship Online

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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.
Note:The mobile version of their website has a fault - the ability to download chapters for off line reading is missing. This is expected to be fixed in an update scheduled for Feb.2015

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.
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 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.
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).

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