Answered By: Maree Green
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017     Views: 19

The key databases recommended for Languages research are:

  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts –  This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in language sciences, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Documents indexed include journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
  • MLA International Bibliography – Provides a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations in the subject areas of literature, language and worldwide linguistics, literary theory, criticism and dramatic arts.

Other useful library sources include:

  • Academic Search Premier - A full text scholarly journal article resource covering nearly every academic field of study.
  • Box of Broadcasts (BoB) - A useful TV scheduling service, provided by the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), which can be used to record, store and create clips from television and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels.
  • British Humanities Index (BHI) – An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities. Covers humanities journals and weekly magazines, as well as quality newspapers published in the UK and the United States.
  • JSTOR – A scholarly academic journal resource with full text access to many journal articles in the  Arts and Sciences fields.
  • Nexis Business and News -  This contains full text coverage of major British and American national newspapers as well as many local and regional newspapers from both countries. It also contains an extensive collection of other international news sources, including major European newspapers such as Le Monde, La Stampa and El Pais.
  • Oxford Reference Online - A reference database which includes English and bilingual dictionaries, as well as subject dictionaries and reference books published by Oxford University Press.
  • ScienceDirect – Provides access to peer-reviewed journals in a wide range of subject areas, most of which have full text articles, and also thousands of e-Books published since 2011.

All these databases may be accessed through the Library's Resources page. 

For more information please see How can I find a subject database?