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This guide includes resources for theoretical and computational linguistics.


Welcome to Brandeis Library's guide for Linguistics. The tabs on the left side of the page are suggested starting points for your research.

Please reach out to me if you need help with your research, citations, finding corpora, etc. My contact information is on the left side of the page, beneath the navigation. I am available for in-person and Zoom appointments with Brandeis students, faculty, and staff.

Background Reference

Start your research by gaining an overview of key topics in Linguistics and related fields.

Key Databases for Linguistics

The following databases are a good starting point for finding journal articles and other resources for linguistics research. Go to Databases A-Z for our full list of databases for linguistics and other disciplines.

Brandeis Library OneSearch

Getting Started with Your Search

There are a number of search strategies you can use in Library OneSearch and our library databases to help improve your search results.

Phrase Searching

Put quotation marks (" ") around search terms to search for them as a phrase. Example: "reference grammar".

Boolean Logic (AND, OR, NOT)

  • Use AND to narrow your search results (e.g., subject omission AND Hebrew).
  • Use OR to broaden your search results. (e.g., code mixing OR code switching).
  • Use NOT to filter out results that contain terms you're not interested in.


Truncation (*)

Use the asterisk symbol (*) to retrieve variant endings of the search term. For example, a search for morpholog* will retrieve morphology, morphologies, morphological, morphologist, etc.


Author Name

Authors may publish their works under different names or variations of the same name over the course of their lifetimes. Try searching for different combinations of an author's name or try using some of the advanced search features in our databases to search by an author's institutional affiliation (e.g., Brandeis) or their ORCID ID, if they have one.


Grouping Keywords

Use parentheses ( ) around your search terms to group them together. Example: (autism OR autistic) AND lexical will search for resources that mention either autism or autistic AND then lexical.

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