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Due to COVID-19, library services have been altered to facilitate social distancing. Right now, many library locations have opened for limited hours. Members of the Yale community have a choice between contactless and mediated checkouts, and many study spaces are available. Librarian consultation services, workshops, and instruction remain remote until further notice.
This guide contains important information about connecting to a variety of library resources. In addition to the content on the guide, let me stress:
QuickSearch Books+ has faceted searching. If you are only looking for online content, after searching, please select "Online" under format. The Library has made significant updates to QuickSearch to facilitate users who need online-only materials.
Library staff are still here to support you in your teaching, learning, and research. Please contact me using the information on my profile (below). You may email or schedule a Zoom appointment.
Articles+ is a single search box that covers about 80% of Yale's online resources. It's great for linguistics because you can search across multiple article/ebook platforms simultaneously for what we have in full text — or you can check the box that says "add results beyond your library's collection" to include abstracts that you could request via interlibrary loan. Once you search, use the faceting to narrow down to specific subject terms, content types, date ranges, and more.
The LDC is an open consortium of universities, libraries, corporations, and government research labs that was formed to improve data for language tech research and development. The catalog contains 100s of holdings, with corpora that either stand on their own or were used for specific projects. It has a helpful search page.
LLBA contains information about publications in Linguistics and related fields from 1973 – Present. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations.
The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles, and other information resources in modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. To make the best use of this resource, use its Thesaurus (look at the blue bar, upper right, once you click) or search using the Linguistics Topic field. You can also make use of the abstract indexing to do test searches and refine your results as you go.
WALS is a publication put out by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. You can browse languages by feature (e.g., languages with Feature 93A, "position of interrogative phrases in content questions") and connect to the resource where the language is described.