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Key databases for Linguistics and Phonetics

If you need to find journal articles about a subject that you are researching or studying, it is important to search journal databases. Type your topic into the search screen of the database to obtain a list of relevant journal articles, and remember to look at help screens or Library guides to make the most of what is on offer.

Below is a list of journal databases which are most often used in Linguistics and Phonetics. You can also see a complete list of databases for Linguistics and Phonetics available from the Library.

IRIS Repository

IRIS is a repository of second language research instruments. It provides many different examples of research materials, all of which can be downloaded and used as they are, or adapted for your own research.

Guide to using IRIS Repository

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts covers the international literature in all aspects of the study of language. This includes phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. The database indexes journal articles, books, dissertations and working papers from 1973 onwards.

Guide to using Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)

Literature Online

Search and find the full text of over 350,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama, over 300 full-text literature journals and many detailed works of reference and criticism. It also links out to authoritative websites. LION is underpinned by browsable lists arranged by author, period, nationality, literary movement, ethnicity and gender. Updated 9-10 times a year.

Guide to using Literature Online

Web of Science

Search for journal articles using three databases; Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Arts and Humanities Citation Index. A current awareness service provides citation alerts for newly added journal articles. Each database is updated weekly.

Guide to using Web of Science