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MLA International Bibliography
The MLA International Bibliography provides a subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. (See Scope of the Bibliography.) It is compiled by the staff of the MLA Office of Bibliographic Information Services with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. Available online, the MLA International Bibliography annually indexes over 66,000 books and articles.

Bibliography of Linguistic Literature
Bilingual bibliography of linguistics that also covers related areas. The bibliography lists monographs, dissertations, articles from periodicals, reviews (selection), Festschriften and other collective works, contributions to conferences, unpublished research papers, etc. Some 1000 journals are screened.

Periodicals Index Online
Periodicals Index Online is a database of millions of article citations published in the arts, humanities and social sciences, across more than 300 years. It enables researchers to quickly locate articles relevant to their particular field of study, and reduces what could involve years of study to a matter of minutes.


Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery book. Langenscheidt Handwörterbuch Deutsch<->Englisch
Elektronisches Wörterbuch mit ca. 620.000 Stichwörtern, Wendungen und Übersetzungen. Die Suche ist sowohl Englisch-Deutsch als auch Deutsch-Englisch möglich

LEO Deutsch<->Englisch

DICT.CC Deutsch<->Englisch

Linguee Deutsch<->Englisch
“Linguee ist eine einzigartige Kombination aus einem redaktionellen Wörterbuch und einer Suchmaschine, mit der Sie 100 Millionen zweisprachige Texte nach Wörtern und Ausdrücken durchsuchen können.” (, 17.11.2014)

Handbooks and Encyclopaediae

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd edn.)
The publisher says its “[t]he most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field” with 3,000 articles and 3,500 glossary definitions. Highly recommended!

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2nd edn.)
The Encyclopedia encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics. Special attention is given to interrelations within these branches of the field and to relations of linguistics with other disciplines.

Blackwell Reference Online (Linguistics)
Up-to-date handboooks on many fields of linguistics including English Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Contact and World Englishes.

Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK)
This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction. Volumes include Corpus Linguistics, Contact Linguistics, Sprachgeschichte and many more.

Oxford Handbooks Online (Linguistics)
Advertised by OUP as “one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field and for the first time”. Full texts of 21 books covering topics from “Applied Linguistics” to “Translation Studies”.

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