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StarBest Bet Databases in Linguistics

Linguistics Abstracts Star
Citations and abstracts for articles in the scholarly journals of linguistics, 1985-present.
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MLA International Bibliography Star
An index to journal articles and other scholarly literature on literature, literary theory and criticism, linguistics, folklore, and (since 1996) film, 1920ís -
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Academic Search Premier Star
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Oxford English Dictionary Star
Online version of the irreplaceable OED, for word definitions, usage, and etymologies.
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Additional Databases in Linguistics

Anthropology Plus
The scholarly literature of archeology and anthropology (biological, physical, linguistic, social and cultural) in several languages, late 1800s to present.
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Communication and Mass Media Complete
Communication scholarly journals and trade journals, plus articles on communication topics from related disciplines, 1915-present.
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Lexicons of Early Modern English
A collection of dictionaries and other word lists printed in English before 1700. Useful for etymologies.
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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts - LLBA
Indexes the scholarly literature of linguistics and related fields from 1994 to present.
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ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection
A combination of several of the vendor's databases related to the social sciences, some in full text.
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Citations and abstracts for psychology journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations, 1800ís-present.
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ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst
A repository for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Amherst community. Call Marilyn Billings at 545-6891 for information.
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Web of Science
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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