You can use dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference works to:
Some useful dictionaries and encyclopedias are listed below.
Two important resources from Oxford University Press that cover Linguistics and are regularly updated with high quality content are:
Other useful online encyclopedias include:
Encyclopedia of linguistics / edited by Philipp Strazny (2007)
Concise encyclopedia of sociolinguistics / edited by Rajend Mesthrie (2001)
The following sources are available in print form in the library:
If you are researching aspects of Sociolinguistics and need help with sociological concepts then please take a look at the range of online academic encyclopedias listed on the Sociology subject guide