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Language & Linguistics

All of the resources you need for your subject. For help with literature searching and referencing please contact your Information Adviser team.

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Language & Linguistics Databases

Databases are specialist tools which you can use to find resources such as journal articles. The four listed below are the databases we recommend you start with, but the full list can also be accessed here.

For help with searching for resources, use the video and user guide links below, and the Search Skills page in this guide.


Multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.Scopus user guide »

Communication and Mass Media Complete

Research and reference resource encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline.How to search EBSCOHost databases (video) »


Web of Science

Large multidisciplinary database with good language and linguistics coverage.How to search Web of Science (video) »

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Books & Ebooks

The easiest way to search for books held in the library is to use the library catalogue. You can search by author, title or keyword. You can also use the library catalogue to place reservations on books. The majority of books relating to language and linguistics can be found on the second floor (Level 2) of Aldrich Library

The library also has a number of language and linguistics ebooks which are available on and off campus. Most of these are included in the library catalogue and can also be found in OneSearch. For more information about finding and using ebooks please see our Help with using ebooks page.

Help with using ebooks


The referencing style used by University of Brighton is Harvard Cite them Right. Log into the Cite them Right resource below for guidance on referencing and bibliographies.

If you would like to use an online tool to help you build an online reference list we recommend using either EndNote or ZoteroBib software.

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