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English Language & Linguistics​​

Getting Started

Not sure where to start?

Have a look at our How To... page for our three part tutorial on conducting library research. The Starting Your Research in Media and Communications tutorial (Part 2) has examples of searches related to linguistics and other Arts subjects.

You will also find guidance on searching Library databases, from some of our database providers.


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.


Current Newspapers and Magazines

You can also access the past archives of several titles - find them via our A-Z Database list. 

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. 

Professional Associations

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