Largest Bibliographic Databases
These are the two big electronic bibliographic databases for linguistics research. There is considerable overlap between the two. In addition to journal articles, both cover books (although more selectively than articles), dissertations, conference proceedings, and, to some extent, individual chapters or articles within books. MLAIB does not contain book reviews; LLBA does. LLBA’s focus on linguistics (MLAIB covers literature and folklore as well) and its abstracts make it the primary database of the two, but for a comprehensive search, MLAIB needs to be consulted as well. Because UCSD obtains access to both of these databases from the same vendor (ProQuest), they can be cross-searched. Both of them allow you to set up a customized “Alerts” service, by which new articles meeting your search criteria will be e-mailed to you automatically.