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Linguistics: Researching topics in linguistics

Start with background information

Starting with a subject encyclopedia is a great way to learn the main outlines of your topic and help you to focus your research question.

Find articles in scholarly journals

Search these library databases for scholarly articles on topics of interest in the study of linguistics. These are only starting points -- Ask a Librarian if you do not find exactly what you need.

Cite your sources

There are many tools that support learning how to cite sources and managing your own citation database to quickly building bibliographies. UIC Library provides access RefWorks for this purpose.

Liaison Librarian for Linguistics

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Carl Lehnen
Richard J. Daley Library
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607