New e-resource : Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics

Cambridge University members now have access to the Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics.

The study of linguistics makes connections across a wide array of scholarly concerns, from the humanities to many of the social and behavioral sciences to biology, physics, engineering, and even medicine. The study of language is central to a large number of rapidly advancing fields, such as neuroscience, cognitive science, and computer science. These overlapping domains make it challenging to stay informed about every applicable area and great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship, research, and statistics appearing in online databases.

Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics is an entirely new and unique type of reference tool that has been specially created to meet a great need among today’s students and scholars. It offers more than other bibliography initiatives on- and offline by providing expert commentary to help students and scholars find, negotiate, and assess the large amount of information readily available to them. It facilitates research in a way that other guides cannot by providing direct links to online library catalogs and other online resources. Organizing the resource around discrete subject entries will allow for quick and easy navigation that users expect when working on screen.

Access Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics via this direct link or the Databases A-Z.


One thought on “New e-resource : Oxford Bibliographies in Linguistics

  1. Charles Aylmer says:

    I tested this by looking up some topics with which I am familiar. The idea is excellent and a lot of useful information is provided. However I have two caveats. (1) There are more errors in such matters as transcription than one would expect in such a prestigious resource. (2) The links to local resources (in this case CUL) don’t always find items which exist in the Library. Without knowing what search keys are employed it is not possible to say for certain why this should be happening, but in the case of Chinese at least the use of full concatenation rather than syllabic spelling as recommended by RDA may be a factor.

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