Foreign Languages & Linguistics Subject Guide

Subject Specific Databases

Ethnic NewsWatch                                                                                                                               An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.

World History in Context                                                                                                                                                                                                       Covers information on languages and linguistics, with available reference materials, periodicals, primary sources, and images.

MLA International Bibliography -- 1926 to date.                                                                                      Covers general linguistics, theoretical and descriptive linguistics, comparative and historical linguistics, and individual languages and language groups.

General Databases

Academic Search Complete -- 1984 to date.                                                                                 Provides many full text links to a mix of general interest publications and those in specific academic areas, such as social sciences, humanities, education, language and linguistics, arts and literature.

Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest)-- 1637 to date.                                                                  Comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from all over the world.

JSTOR Arts & Science Collections -- 1800 to date.                                                                           Covers a range of disciplines: African Studies, African American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, Ecology, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Finance, History, Latin American Studies, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Religion, Slavic Studies, Sociology, Statistics

Lexis-Nexis Academic                                                                                                                    Covers current news, business and legal information, supporting a broad range of interdisciplinary research. Includes a wide range of U.S. and foreign newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs. Business resources include business articles, accounting literature, company financial information. Legal resources include state and federal laws and regulations, a full range of case law, and law review articles.

Indexes & Abstracts

 Essay and General Literature Index --1900 to date                                                                          Location:Reference Index Collection                                                                                          Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.

Humanities Index                                                                                                                          Location: Serials Index Collection 1974 to date                                                                              Indexes over 460 periodicals in the humanities, including classics

LLBA: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts                                                                     Location: Abstract Collection 1981 to date.                                                                                        Covers linguistics, communication sciences, psychology, and hearing.

Selected Journal Titles

American Speech                                                                                                                                  College Composition and Communication                                                                                         Hispania                                                                                                                                       Journal of Linguistics                                                                                                                           Language Arts

Book Collections

To browse RJT Library’s foreign language and linguistics collections in the reference book collection or the circulating book collection, try starting in the following Library of Congress Classification subject areas.

P:   Philology and linguistics

PA: Greek and Latin languages and literatures

PC: Romanic languages | includes French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

PD: Germanic languages | includes German

PG: Slavic languages | includes Russian

PJ: Oriental languages and literatures | includes Arabic

PK: Indo-Iranian languages and literatures | includes Persian

PL: Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania | includes Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Swahili

PQ: French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish literature

PT: German literature

Dictionary of language and linguistics. R.R.K. Hartmann and F.C. Stork.                                        Location: Reference Stacks P29.H34 1972b

Dictionaries - Spanish

The Oxford Spanish Dictionary and Grammar. Christine Lee.                                                         Location: Reference Stacks PC4640.L45 2001

Spanish English Handbook for Medical Professionals. Jesus Perez-Sabido.                                      Location: Reference Stacks R121.P395 1988

Harrap's Spanish and English Business Dictionary. Teresa Alvarez.                                                Location: Business Reference Stacks HF1002.H3444 2005

Webster's Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary.                                                                Location: Reference Stacks PC4640.W41 1991

MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures       Location: Reference Stacks Z7006.M64                                                                                         Covers general linguistics, theoretical and descriptive linguistics, comparative and historical linguistics, and individual languages and language groups.


NetLibrary                                                                                                                                       Digital copies of books, reports and other resources covering all academic subject areas.

Selected Internet Resources

iLoveLanguages  (Formerly the Human-Languages Page)                                                                         A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources, including links to online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools.

Using  -- Resources for English as a Second Language                                                   Provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics. Browse our grammar glossary and references of irregular verbs, phrasal verbs and idioms, ESL forums, articles, teacher handouts and printables, and find useful links and information on English. Topics cover the spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.

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