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Languages & Linguistics Research Guide

Articles and databases

Articles & Databases


Others to consider


Books in the CSUMB Library

Use OneSearch to look for books on your topic.

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Books At Other Libraries

Books At Other Libraries


CSU OneSearch to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

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WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use CSU+ Resource Sharing (a service integrated into OneSearch) for ordering books and media held at other CSUs and the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books not owned by CSU libraries.

Web resources

Web Resources

Online language dictionaries

American Sign Language Browser - This Michigan State University resource is a video dictionary of thousands of ASL signs

Lexicool- A collection of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary - a historical dictionary of the English language from the earliest times to the present day; shows not only the current meanings of words, but also traces their development through time.

Wordnik- This interactive English dictionary includes definitions, examples of use, photos, etymology, and more.

Language learning websites

Defense Language Institute - Provides a number of free online tools for learning language and cultural skills

DuoLingo - Practice Spanish, Japanese, Italian, and many other languages through games

GLOSS- Online language lessons developed by the Defense Language Institute. Reading and listening lessons based on authentic language materials in 24 languages.

Course Finders - Find language schools and language courses worldwide

Linguistics & languages websites

Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America - Audio and video recordings of spoken languages as well as texts and other multimedia materials. 

Center for Applied Linguistics - Nonprofit organization working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture

Ethnologue - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging the world's known living languages; provided by SIL International

MLA Language Map - Map of languages spoken in the U.S.

Speech Accent Archive - Provided by George Mason University, this resource lets you compare accents of English speakers