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Major Web Sites


Encyclopedias and Dictionaries


Word and Phrase Origins


Electronic Journals


Major Web Sites


Ancient script to modern ink

Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography Online

Ethnologue: Catalog of the World's Languages


Interactive Language Map of the U.S.

International Phonetic Alphabet

The Linguist

Multilingual Selection of Streaming Audio and Video Links

Omniglot: A Guide to Writing Systems

University of Rochester's Linguistics Department




  • 6635
    JSTOR Varies by title from 1800s - 2000s
    Full text articles in many disciplines.
  • 6850
    MLA International Bibliography Via ProQuest Varies
    Identifies articles, books, dissertations on literature, linguistics, film and folklore, most published since 1926.
  • 6936
    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full-Text Via ProQuest 1861 - current
    Identifies Ph.D. dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities since 1861. Abstracts from 1980. Many with full-text.
  • 6738
    ProQuest Historical Newspapers Via ProQuest Varies
    Full text - articles, ads, pictures - of New York Times (1851 - 2007) & other major papers. Click "More" link for their names.
  • 6857
    Web of Science Via ISI Web of Science 1898 - current
    Identifies journal articles and cited references to research publications from all disciplines, some with links to full text.


Encyclopedias and Dictionaries


Basic Dictionary of ASL Terms


Classification and Index of the World's Languages (Ref Stacks P203 V6)


Companion to Linguistic Anthropology (Ref Stacks P 35 C59 2004)


Compendium of the World's Languages (Ref Stacks P 371 W6 1987)


Dictionary of American Regional English (Ref Stacks PE 2843 .D52 1985)


Dictionary of the Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages (Ref Stacks P 765 B92d)


Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (Ref Stacks P 29 E48 1994)


Encyclopedia of the Languages of Europe (Ref Stacks P 380 E53 1998)


Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics (Ref Stacks P 99 E65 1986)


International Encyclopedia of Linguistics


World's Languages (Ref Stacks P 371 W6 1987)



Word and Phrase Origins

  • 6658
    Oxford English Dictionary 1992 (2nd ed.) - current
    Full text of Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford English Dictionary (Ref Stacks PE 1625 O87 1989)


Idiom and Phrases Index (Ref Stacks PE 1689 I3 1983)





Map of Languages in the U.S.

From the Modern Language Association


Atlas of Languages of Intercultural Communication in the Pacific, Asia and the Americas (Ref Stacks P 130.5 A87 1996)


Atlas of the World's Languages (Ref Atlas Case G 1046 E3 A8 1994)



Electronic Journals


Directory of Open Access Journals [DOAJ]
Covers free, full-text, scholarly journals in all subjects and all languages. There is a linguistics category.




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