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What is a Database?

A database is a collection of materials organized in a way that allows them to be searched.  YouTube may be seen as a type of database.  So is You're already familiar with the concept of database use, even if you're not explicitly aware of it.  

The databases on this page have been created specifically for academic use.

Some are specialized and focused on particular subjects, and many are multi-disciplinary, covering a variety of subjects.  If you are working from off-campus, you will need to log in using your SLAS account.

Click here for a more detailed tutorial on databases.

Highlighted Linguistics Journals

Search for these titles in the Journal Finder to locate databases which provide access to each journal.

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Bilingual Research Journal
  • Biolinguistics
  • International Journal of Applied Linguistics
  • International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
  • International Multilingual Research Journal
  • Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development
  • Language Learning
  • Language Learning Journal
  • Second Language Research

Suggested Databases for Linguistics Research

Please note that when using an EBSCO database, you can also simultaneously search other EBSCO databases.  From any EBSCO search page, click on the blue "choose databases" link to the right of the blue EBSCO logo.  A box will open displaying all the other EBSCO databases for which CSI has subscriptions.  Click on the box next to the database or databases you want to search simultaneously.