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Applied Linguistics: Databases


Why use databases

Databases are the best way of finding peer-reviewed articles, scholarly books, conferences, theses and other information on your topic. Some databases enable you to search across disciplines while others are tailored to help researchers in your specific subject. 

Key database for Applied Linguistics

Have a look at the databases for Applied Linguistics.  Here are some key databases:

  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Covers disciplines concerned with the nature and use of language. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
  • Education Research Complete is the major database for education related research.  Great for literature about second language learning and teaching.
  • British Education Index provides information on research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK
  • Scopus a multidisciplinary database. Good for research questions that cut across different disciplines.

Alternatively, use our full database list to explore databases by subject or material type.

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