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English as a Second Language: Library Resources

Resources supporting ESL research

Linguistic and Language Learning Links

Search the Locate Journals service

The Locate Journals service will show you where you can find full-text access to journals the Criss Library subscribes to in either print or electronic format.  You may search by title or by subject area.

Search the Classic Catalog

Search the Library Catalog
Find books, government documents, music CDs, videos, and more...

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Advanced Search techniques:

Wildcards Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
Boolean Operators Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
Field limits A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Grouping Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.

Search Criss Library Databases

You may now search the Criss Library Catalog for electronic databases.  Search by Alphabetical List, Subject List or Top 10 Databases List.


Katie Bishop

International Studies Web Sites

U.S. State Department Country Analysis