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Linguistics Research Guide: Articles

Setting up Google Scholar

Set up Google Scholar for full-text access

  2. Click Settings at the top of the browser window
  3. Choose Library Links from the left-side menu
  4. Search for University of California, San Diego
  5. Mark check box next to option and click forward arrow
  6. Save

When you search for articles, you will now see a secondary column with additional links on the right.  Where you see UC-eLinks, you may click that link and it will take you to the article through the library databases.

(Note: If you are not logged into the VPN (see home page of this guide), when you choose an article, you will be asked to log in with your UCSD username and password)

How Do I Get Full Text in the Databases?

When searching in databases:


Clicking this button in the database will search for the full text of an article. It may open up the article automatically, or you will get a menu of options to get the article:

- Get the article online, if available
- See if the article is available in print (linkout to Roger)
- Request via interlibrary loan if we don't have it.

Ways to find articles

You can find articles by:

  1. Selecting a database in the left column
  2. If you know a specific journal title, using our e-Journal search box
  3. If you have a citation, using the Citation Linker


Keep up with what is being published in your field by using Browzine.

Browzine is a service that allows you to browse, organize, read and keep up with your favorite scholarly journals licensed by UC San Diego.  You can use it on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

Dissertations and Theses

Where to Find Dissertations and Theses

(1) In Roger, the library catalog.



(2) Use the database Dissertations and Theses to find dissertations at UCSD and other institutions.
(3) Don't see the one you need, request it via Interlibrary Loan.

Major Linguistics Databases

Databases for Related Subjects

Depending on your topic, you may find it helpful to check in a database for another social science, e.g. Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Education, Psychology, Sociology, etc.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Multidisciplinary databases which include linguistics.