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Before you begin your search, login to your library account - this will help with access and also requesting books or articles through InterLibrary Loan (ILL). If you are off campus, you will want to login to the campus Virtual Private Network (VPN). If you need assistance, you can always chat, call or email with us here in the library!
The Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstract (LLBA) will be your best bet! Start your research with this database first!
When searching this database, make sure that you start in the 'Advanced Search.' Once here you can select the 'peer reviewed' box, to limit your search to only these articles. You can also further limit your search by selecting 'scholarly journals.'
For Example: If you are searching 'Language' & 'Identity' you will want to select the peer reviewed box and limit to scholarly articles. You can also limit to what the article subject content has, under 'Document Type.' If you need 'case studies,' for example, you can limit your scholarly articles for those.
Once you receive your results, you can use the 'Find It' button to locate the article. You will be taken to the full text version of the article, where it is located in print in the library, or we do not have it and you will need to request through ILL. If you are already logged into your account, the form will automatically fill out for the requested article and you will receive an email that you can log into ILL to view the PDF of the article. Turn around time on ILL is at least 24-48 hrs.
If you would like further tutorials on searching LLBA, ProQuest provides some great ones!
SocIndex, PsyArticles, Psychinfo, & Academic Search complete are databases hosted on EBSCO, instead of ProQuest which LLBA is hosted on. The links here will provide you with tutorials on how to search using these databases, hosted on EBSCO.
The list of databases below are general databases that will help you to create background information on your topic.