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Search These Specialized Databases to Find Journal Articles

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
LLBA is the main source for research in all areas of linguistics. This database of citations and abstracts of journal articles covers all aspects of the study of language including: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Various fields of linguistics are also covered including: descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Web of Science
Provides access to three multidisciplinary databases of bibliographic information, indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Each Web of Science database includes links to the works in an article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography). This unique feature allows searching for articles that cite a known author or work.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. You can search across many disciplines and sources from one place: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles; works come from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

ERIC Plus Text
ERIC Plus Text provides access to over 250 education-related journals and covers all aspects linguistics in education, including language acquisition and bilingualism.

PsycINFO covers all aspects of psychology, including psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.

A French language database of online journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, originating primarily in Quebec.

CAIRN E-Journal Collection
Collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.

PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas)
PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a searchable resource providing access to full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic/Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.

MLA International Bibliography
MLA includes bibliographic material on the history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, syntax, and translation.

Language and Linguistics Compass
Unique in its range, Language and Linguistics Compass is an online-only journal publishing original, peer-reviewed surveys of current research from across the entire discipline. Language and Linguistics Compass publishes state-of-the-art reviews, supported by a comprehensive bibliography and accessible to an international readership. Language and Linguistics Compass is aimed at senior undergraduates, postgraduates, and academics, and will provide a unique reference tool for researching essays, preparing lectures, writing a research proposal, or just keeping up with new developments in a specific area of interest.

BrowZine™ is Available at Western Libraries

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BrowZine is a browsable newsstand that provides access to journals in a format optimized for your tablet. Easily discover, read, and monitor the key journals in your field.