Foreign Languages & Linguistics Subject Guide
Subject Specific Databases
Ethnic NewsWatch An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press.
World History in Context Covers information on languages and linguistics, with available reference materials, periodicals, primary sources, and images.
MLA International Bibliography -- 1926 to date. Covers general linguistics, theoretical and descriptive linguistics, comparative and historical linguistics, and individual languages and language groups.
Academic Search Complete -- 1984 to date. Provides many full text links to a mix of general interest publications and those in specific academic areas, such as social sciences, humanities, education, language and linguistics, arts and literature.
Dissertations and Theses (ProQuest)-- 1637 to date. Comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from all over the world.
JSTOR Arts & Science Collections -- 1800 to date. Covers a range of disciplines: African Studies, African American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, Ecology, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Finance, History, Latin American Studies, Language and Literature, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Religion, Slavic Studies, Sociology, Statistics
Lexis-Nexis Academic Covers current news, business and legal information, supporting a broad range of interdisciplinary research. Includes a wide range of U.S. and foreign newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs. Business resources include business articles, accounting literature, company financial information. Legal resources include state and federal laws and regulations, a full range of case law, and law review articles.
Indexes & Abstracts
Essay and General Literature Index --1900 to date Location:Reference Index Collection Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.
Humanities Index Location: Serials Index Collection 1974 to date Indexes over 460 periodicals in the humanities, including classics
LLBA: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Location: Abstract Collection 1981 to date. Covers linguistics, communication sciences, psychology, and hearing.
Selected Journal Titles
American Speech College Composition and Communication Hispania Journal of Linguistics Language Arts
To browse RJT Library’s foreign language and linguistics collections in the reference book collection or the circulating book collection, try starting in the following Library of Congress Classification subject areas.
P: Philology and linguistics
PA: Greek and Latin languages and literatures
PC: Romanic languages | includes French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish
PD: Germanic languages | includes German
PG: Slavic languages | includes Russian
PJ: Oriental languages and literatures | includes Arabic
PK: Indo-Iranian languages and literatures | includes Persian
PL: Languages of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania | includes Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Swahili
PQ: French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish literature
PT: German literature
Dictionary of language and linguistics. R.R.K. Hartmann and F.C. Stork. Location: Reference Stacks P29.H34 1972b
Dictionaries - Spanish
The Oxford Spanish Dictionary and Grammar. Christine Lee. Location: Reference Stacks PC4640.L45 2001
Spanish English Handbook for Medical Professionals. Jesus Perez-Sabido. Location: Reference Stacks R121.P395 1988
Harrap's Spanish and English Business Dictionary. Teresa Alvarez. Location: Business Reference Stacks HF1002.H3444 2005
Webster's Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary. Location: Reference Stacks PC4640.W41 1991
MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures Location: Reference Stacks Z7006.M64 Covers general linguistics, theoretical and descriptive linguistics, comparative and historical linguistics, and individual languages and language groups.
NetLibrary Digital copies of books, reports and other resources covering all academic subject areas.
Selected Internet Resources
iLoveLanguages (Formerly the Human-Languages Page) A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources, including links to online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language schools.
Using English.com -- Resources for English as a Second Language Provides a large collection of English as a Second Language (ESL) tools & resources for students, teachers, learners and academics. Browse our grammar glossary and references of irregular verbs, phrasal verbs and idioms, ESL forums, articles, teacher handouts and printables, and find useful links and information on English. Topics cover the spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.
Translators - convert text or entire web pages with these services
- AltaVista's Babel Fish Translation Service Translate up to 150 words of text or entire Web pages among nine languages
- FreeTranlation.com Translate up to 1,500 words of text or entire web pages in eight languages.
- InterTran Translate text and web pages in as many as 27 languages, including Latin.