Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences

Subject Librarian
email Priscilla Seaman

emailpseaman@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3546
location_onUniversity Library: LI-228

Key Databases

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts  (LLBA)

Covers international literature in all aspects of the study of language (including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics) and linguistics (including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics).

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Coverage:
1973 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Linguistics Abstracts Online

A database containing over 72,000 abstracts from over 600 leading linguistics journals.

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Coverage:
1997+
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Linguistics - Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics offers thousands of authoritative research articles that combine the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia.

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Coverage:
2011-2019
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Ethnologue

Ethnologue lists a total of 7,097 living languages worldwide, and also contains data on languages which have gone out of use since the first appearance of the publication 67 years ago. This edition lists 370 such recently extinct languages. Ancient, classical, and long-extinct languages are not listed.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association and consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It draws on scholarly research in over 5,000 journals and series, also covering relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. Contains more than 2.5 million citations to published scholarly literature.

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Coverage:
1886+
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Selective
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Abstracts in Anthropology

Abstracts in Anthropology provides a thorough coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: Cultural Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics.

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Coverage:
Indexing with abstracts, 2001-presents
Updated:
bimonthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE)

A dictionary of the full panoply of American regional vocabulary. It includes 60,000 entries, 5,000 original audio recordings, 3,000 maps illustrating regional distribution, and insights into the DARE survey of over 1,600 questions.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

COM Abstracts

The ComAbstracts database contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communication(s) field.

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Coverage:
1988 + (selective)
Some journals begin later
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Dissertations @ SUNY Albany

Includes all dissertations written at the University at Albany.

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Coverage:
1861 + Indexing
1988 + Abstracts
1997 + Full text
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
eHRAF World Cultures

The Human Relations Area File (HRAF) Collection of Ethnography covers information on all aspects of social and cultural life from selected cultures around the world. Note: Cultures not treated on the Web may be found in the HRAF fiche collection in the microforms room of the University Library.

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Coverage:
1991+
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Fully revised and updated in 2015, this encyclopedia has about 4000 articles on the social and behavioral sciences, including anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and the evolutionary sciences.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Project Muse

400 Scholarly journals in literature humanities, social sciences, mathematics, cultural and gender studies from Johns Hopkins University Press. The journal list is available for browsing.

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Coverage:
1993 +
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection

This Collection provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PsycINFO [includes PsycARTICLES]

PsycINFO covers the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology and linguistics. Citations are linked to the full text of 50+ journals published by the APA and included in PsycARTICLES.

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Coverage:
1887 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods provides a comprehensive array of resources related to quantitative and qualitative social science research methodologies. Included in this database are reference materials, journal articles, books, handbooks, and video which describe and explain social science research methods.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sociological Abstracts

Primary database for sociology, covering journal articles, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and conference papers.

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Coverage:
1952 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Theses Canada Portal

Includes bibliographic records of all theses in the National Library of Canada theses collection.

Coverage:
1965 +: indexing
1998 - August 31, 2002: full text
Updated:
Ongoing
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users