The databases listed below are core resources for many linguistics assignments and provide examples of typical database features.
Summon, the search tool on the library homepage, includes the content virtually all the hundreds of databases available via UBC Library. Summon searches retrieve large result sets, but Summon lacks limits and filters helpful for linguistics research, e.g. limit by methodology, to human subjects, by sex and age group, etc.
To connect to full text articles via UBC eLink (i.e. for free) when you search Google Scholar from off campus, choose any of the following:
When you search Google Scholar, where does the search look for your search terms?
The full text of many articles, plus author, title, journal title, abstract, author-added keywords, etc.
What's indexed in Google Scholar?
"[T]he full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines . . . [including] most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America's largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals" (Google Scholar. (n.d.) In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 19, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Scholar)
Cut and paste the title of the article into the search box on the library homepage:
Mampe B., Friederici A. D., Christophe A., Wermke K. (2009). Newborns’ cry melody is shaped by their native language. Current Biology, 19, 1994–1997.
Very old or very new article may be findable only by a journal title search.