Top 5 General Linguistics Resources

The links below represent the top five research sources in your discipline, as selected by the UCSD Library. Need help with your research? Ask a librarian!

LLBA: Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts [UCSD Only]
LLBA is the principal index to scholarly publications in the field of linguistics, including journal articles, monographs, conference papers, dissertations, book reviews, etc. Each citation includes an abstract (or summary), and many of them provide links (via UC e-Links) to the full text of the document online. [Full Description]

MLA International Bibliography [UCSD Only]
MLAIB is the principal index to scholarly publications in the field of literature, and it is also a major database for linguistics. It does not include abstracts (summaries) of its documents, nor does it index book reviews. Some citations provide links (via UC e-Links) to the full text of the document online. [Full Description]

Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language [UCSD Only]
Although, as the title indicates, this online dictionary focuses on the English language, it includes hundreds of definitions of general linguistic terms, both technical and non-technical, with many links to related terms.

Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online) [UCSD Only]
OED Online is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium: a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. [Full Description]

Ethnologue [UCSD Only]
Ethnologue is an encyclopedia reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6912 known languages, with a bibliography of over 12,000 citations and downloadable software tools.

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