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Language & Linguistics

This is UCLan's Language & Linguistics library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarians: Francesca Robinson and Andrea Evans


Search for books and eBooks on Library Search.  It will tell you what books we have in stock and whether you can access them online from most of our eBook providers - Please note Library Search only searches within the title. If you go to the eBook Collections directly you can then search within the full-text of the eBooks.

Multi Subject eBook collections

If the library does not have a particular book or journal article you would like to read you are able to request a copy from the Inter-Library Loan service.

Journals and Articles

To search for a specific journal title use Journal Finder.

  • Diffusion Journal - this is an Undergraduate Research Journal for students in Humanities and Social Sciences.

eResources and Databases

Subject Specific Databases

  • Biomed  An abstracting service which covers medicine and health sciences, and is useful in the study of speech disorders and speech therapy. An Athens username and password is required.
  • Education Database Access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text.
  • Ethnologue: Languages of the World- A comprehensive listing of every recognised language. Provides the data needed to study languages in more depth. 
  • JSTOR is a full text collection of journals. We subscribe to the Arts and Sciences I, II, III, and Complement, Language &  Literature
  • MLA (Modern Languages Association) Indexes of over 6,000 literature and language journals, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies.
  • Oxford English Dictionary The 20+ volumes of the 2nd edition, online
  • Phrase Thesaurus Useful for journalists, advertising copywriters and anyone looking for that elusive turn of phrase, its origin and meaning
  • Project Muse Subject areas include: literature, history, visual & performing arts, cultural studies, education, politics, gender studies, economics and more.
  • PsycInfo For Linguistics
  • Science Direct- is a popular database of over 1500 scientific, technical and medical full-text journals. Excellent as a general resource.
  • Social Science Abstracts Abstracts for a wide range of language-related articles from sources such as the ‘Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research’ or ‘Human Communication Research’

Multi Subject Databases

Multi Subject Abstracting and Indexing Databases

These databases have a wider scope than those listed above but do not contain any full-text articles.

Additional Resources


  • Nexis -the full text of over 29,000 newspapers including UK and worldwide titles.

Newspaper archives


  • BRAD gives comprehensive and up to date advertising related information on over 13,500 media entries across all media sectors e.g. websites, newspapers and magazines.

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132

Andrea Evans - Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries

Andrea Evans

Subject Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892268