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English language and applied linguistics: E-resources

A guide to finding information in English language and applied linguistics. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Search Summon discovery service

Search Summon to find online journal articles and book chapters.

Key databases for finding journal articles

Other useful resources

The following databases cover a range of related subjects.

However, if you are looking for information on the use of language in a specific context, you should look at the list of E-resources relating to that subject. For instance, if you are looking for information relating to political language, you should look at the E-resources for politics too. Follow this link to view lists of e-resources for specific subjects

Accessing e-resources off campus

When you are off-campus you will need to login via the Online Resources Single Sign On page to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. This login page will only appear when you try to access a resource, it is not a portal you login to prior to selecting a resource.

If you require further information see our guide:

Videos: doing your literature search

These two videos show you how to prepare for and perform a literature search. The first video introduces literature searches and outlines their benefits and features. The second video includes information about the sources and techniques you can use to find the most relevant information. This information is also available as a written guide to Doing your literature search. We also have a guide to Effective database searching.

What is a literature search and why do one?

Sources and techniques for finding most relevant information

Create your search