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English Language & Linguistics​​

Getting Started

Welcome to your Subject Guide, where you'll find tailored guidance and advice on key library resources.

Most of the Library's print books on English Language and Linguistics can be found at the following locations ("Shelfmarks"):

Applied psychology 

158 

Education research & related topics 

407 

Linguistics 

410 

Etymology 

412 

Dictionaries 

413 

Phonology & phonetics  

414 

Grammar 

415 

Dialectology & historical linguistics 

417 

Standard usage & applied linguistics (incl. Translating and Interpreting) 

418 

English Language

420-429 

 

Most essential texts and many more are available as eBooks and can be found via UR Library Search. The following eBooks and collections are especially useful for Linguistics:

Library subscriptions: free with your Roehampton login. 

Search these specialist databases to find journal articles, book chapters and other academic research papers in your subject.

Research databases:

Most provide the full text, but sometimes just brief details (citation and abstract) of the articles. Click on Search for Full Text@ Roehampton to see if you can access the article via our subscriptions;  if not, you can (usually) order it free via Interlibrary Loan.

Historical material

Current Newspapers and Magazines

As well as the current content below, you can also access the past archives of several titles - find them via our A-Z Database list. 

We also have digital archives of several newspapers; see our A-Z Database list for details.

University subscriptions: free with your Roehampton login. 

Open Access: Free to all on the Web

Films: See the Film subject guide for a list of good sources of free online films.

Free to all on the web - but checked for academic integrity, so you can trust the content. 

See also the A-Z Database List.

Professional Associations