Franklin &  Marshall College Library

ANT 174: Language, Identity, and Authority


HOW TO FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Use reference sources to get ideas for topics, to get background information, and to guide you to additional information.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
REF PE1072 .C68 1995

Concise Encyclopedia of Language and Religions
REF P41 .C65 2001

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics
REF P129 .E53 1998

An Ecyclopedic Dictionary of Language and Languages
REF P29.C68 1992

A Glossary of Language and Mind
SCI REF BF455 .A36 2003

Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics
REF P29 .T687 1999

Language and Communication: A Cross-cultural Encyclopedia
REF P29 .F47 1998

The Language of Sport
REF GV567 .C59 1982

Language of The Underworld
REF HV6085 .M38

Talking About People: A Guide to Fair and Accurate Language
REF P301 .M33 1997

Talking Terrorism: A Dictionary of The Loaded Language of Political Violence
REF HV6431 .H455 2003

Word Dance: The Language of Native American Culture
REF E76.2 .W36 1994


HOW TO FIND BOOKS

Select CATALOG from the Resources tab on the Library web page: http://library.fandm.edu


HOW TO FIND JOUNRAL and NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Available from the Library web page under the RESOURCES tab, Electronic Resources - A to Z List. Browse the entire list to find databases relevant to your particular topic. The databases listed below are most likely to be useful.

America: History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Covers 1964 to the present.

Anthropology Plus
This resource is the combination of Anthropology Index and Anthropological Literature. Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Covers over 2500 journals, 19th century to the present. Updated quarterly.

Lexis-Nexis
Connections to newspaper articles (including New York Times and Washington Post), business information (including SEC filings), and legal resources (including state and federal case law).

MLA Bibliography
The Modern Language Association's index of articles, book chapters and essays in literature, languages, and folklore. Covers 1963 to the present.

Readers' Guide Full Text
Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Covers 1983 to the present.

Readers' Guide Retrospective
Comprehensive indexing of 500 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The complete database covers the years 1890 through 1982.

Sociological Abstracts
Full version comprehensive database of over 1500 journals covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences. Covers 1963 to the present.

Wilson Select Plus
Provides indexed and abstracted records with accompanying full-text periodical articles, many of which are linked to citations in other FirstSearch databases.


HOW TO GET ARTICLES AND BOOKS

Search for journals owned by F&M:
Click on Journals, Magazines & Newspapers @ F&M under the RESOURCES tab on the Library web page, and then enter the name of the journal.

Full text online:
  • JStor
  • Wilson Select Plus
  • Lexis-Nexis

  • EZ Borrow & Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

    ILL Form available from Library web page. Be THOROUGH in the information you provide. If you are unsure of any citation information, please indicate in "Comments" field. Also, please include source of the citation whenever possible. Allow two weeks for delivery; some items may arrive sooner.

    E-Z Borrow is a patron initiated method to borrow books from 50+ PA libraries. You will need your LIBRARY barcode from the back of your F&M ID to log on.


    CITATION GUIDES

    Under the How To tab on the Library web page select Cite or Evaluate for information on citation styles, and advice on how to evaluate print resources and web sites.


    If you have any questions about choosing a topic, or using the above resources, stop at the Reference Desk, or contact

    Pam Snelson, College Librarian 291-3896, pamela.snelson@fandm.edu

    Last updated: 10/05 jb/ps