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Linguistics Guide for the Major

This guide provides information on print and electronic resources for the study of linguistics.

Finding the Full Text of Your Article

When you find an article you like in any of the Libraries' databases, just click on the "Find@UMD" button to locate the electronic version.  You can also use "Find@UMD" to request items not owned by the UMD Libraries through interlibrary loan. 

Be aware that the "Find@UMD" links mainly to electronic resources.  Print books and some print journals cannot be identified through "Find@UMD".   Use the link to identify print books, book chapters, and journal articles that are held in the UMD Libraries. The "Find in WorldcatUMD" link will help you locate a record for these items in Worldcat, along with the library location and call number. 

Any items you cannot locate in electronic form or in the UMD Libraries, can be requested through the Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Services.

Core Databases for Linguistics

Databases are subscription resources that bring articles from a variety of journals into one place with a sophisticated search engine. Use the databases below to find journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, conference proceedings, dissertations, and more related to your topic. Consult Database Finder for the full list of available subject databases.

Supplemental Databases for Linguistics

The following databases in other subject areas may also contain materials of interest for Linguistics research. Note that you may need to adjust your search terms for each database. Many databases have a thesaurus, which can help you determine the best search terms.

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