Language and Linguistics Databases
[Also of Interest]
- Indexes to Journals and Books:
International Bibliography (Gale/Cengage)
- Produced by the Modern Language Association, this detailed index of journal articles, books,
book articles, and dissertations dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.2 million citations from more
than 4,400 periodicals and 1,000 book publishers. Provides international coverage of the theory and
criticism of world literatures from the Middle Ages to the present. Also covers the dramatic arts, film,
theatre, folklore, languages, linguistics, the history of publishing, and more, along with the teaching of
these subjects on the college level.
on the Web:
- The online public access catalog of Long Island University's
six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.
- Online Video:
- World Languages and Literature in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
- A collection of biographies, documentaries, interviews, and dramatic adaptations
covering the leading figures and literary traditions of world literature. Many of the videos have
searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists,
select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.
- Online Encyclopedias and Books:
- Oxford English Dictionary: OED
(Oxford University Press)
- Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, the OED is a guide
to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words - past and present - from across the
English-speaking world. In addition to present-day meanings, the OED also provides the history of
individual words and of the language that are traced through three million quotations from classic
literature, specialist periodicals, films scripts, cookery books, and more.
Initialisms, and Abbreviations Dictionary (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group)
- Features definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, and
similar contractions that allows users to quickly and easily translate terms into their
full names or meanings. New terms from subject areas such as associations, education,
the Internet, medicine and others are now included.
- Also of Interest:
- ERIC :
Education Resources Information Center (Ebsco)
- Covers education literature and resources by providing access to information from
journals included in the Current Index to Journals in Education and from documents in the
Resources in Education index. The database contains more than 1,282,000 records and
links to more than 314,000 full-text documents from ERIC.
- ERIC :
Education Resources Information Center
(US Dept of Education)
- United States Department of Education website access to the ERIC database and the
full text of ERIC documents. No password needed for remote access
Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.
NOVEL (New York Online Virtual
Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to
the public by the New York State Library.
It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
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