I need to do some research in Linguistics. Where do I start?


To improve your results in HOLLIS, Academic Search Premier, and other multidisciplinary resources, try adding some of the following terms:

  • language and languages
  • language and languages—grammars
  • phonetics
  • morphology
  • semantics
  • pragmatics
  • biolinguistics, ecolinguistics, neurolinguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, etc.


Linguistics library liaison Ramona Islam is available to support researchers via email or in-person consultation.

There are library research guides for Indo-European Linguistics, Latin and Italic Historical Linguistics, and Anglo-Saxon.


Arts and Humanities Citation Index (within Web of Science) covers the journal literature of the arts and humanities as well as relevant items from major science and social science journals.

MLA Bibliography Produced by the Modern Language Association, the bibliography consists of records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore back to 1926.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts indexes and provides abstracts for scholarship on all areas of language and linguistics. International in scope, LLBA includes journal articles, books, and book chapters.

Linguistics Bibliography Online provides bibliographical references to scholarly publications on all branches of linguistics and all the languages of the world, irrespective of language or place of publication.

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