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The Linguistics subject guide gives you access to useful library databases and trusted Web resources, relevant for researching many topics in linguistics

Books and DVDs: Introduction

To find books , e-books and DVDs/Blu-Rays in the library, you'll need to use Library Search. Library Search enables you to search the library catalogue and also other resources - you can search by keyword (topic), author or title.


Our DVDs and Blu-Rays are shelved on floor 5, and you can borrow them for 7 days. You may renew them for a further period as long as they are not required by another reader.

The Library has many e-books covering almost all aspects of linguistics, and subscribes to two very useful collections - Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) and Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO).

Handbooks are a good starting point, as they summarise research on a subject and its sub-fields. OSO e-books are more useful for a detailed examination of specific topics

Useful Study Guides for Language and Linguistics