The library provides access to a wide selection of fiction, scholarly literature, journals, databases and other types of material, in printed or electronic form. These can be found by using our discovery tool Oria (see search box further up). If you are unable to locate a book you may make a purchase request or interlibrary loan. For assistance in literature search please contact your academic librarian below.
This page gives an overview over useful resources within linguistics. If you are unable to locate a book you may make a purchase request or interlibrary loan. For assistance in literature search please contact your academic librarian below.
A selection of our books in linguistics:
Shelving at the Library of Humanities
General linguistics: 410-419
Language philosophyi: 149.94
Sociolinguistics and pragmatics: 306.44
Project MUSE - Interdisciplinary database
JSTOR - Journal database - more than 1000 journals
ProQuest Dissertations - Dissertations and master's theses
ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
Handbooks, textbooks and studies
The languages of the world and language families
Glottolog - "Comprehensive reference information for the world's languages, especially the lesser known languages."
Ethnologue - "A comprehensive reference work cataloging all of the world’s known living languages."
Language Landscape - map with links to recordings of the languages of the world.
Scriptsource - "collaborative reference to the writing systems of the world"
Multitree "MultiTree is a searchable database of hypotheses on language relationships."
LL-MAP - "a digital mapping project that integrates language data and information from the physical and social sciences.
Endangered Languages - A project to support language preservation and documentation around the world
Encyclopedias & lexicons
Glottopedia - "is a freely editable encyclopedia for linguists by linguists that is currently being built up"
Lexicon of Linguistics, University of Utrecht
GOLD - an ontology for descriptive linguistics
LingBuzz "is an openly accessible repository of scholarly papers, discussions and other documents for linguistics"
E-mail lists & blogs
The Linguist List - "a forum where academic linguists can discuss linguistic issues and exchange linguistic information."
Diversity Linguistics Comment - "a blog for discussion for descriptive linguists, language typologists and historical-comparative linguists."
Philosophy of Linguistics - a blog "On the Nature of the Science of Language"
Language on the move - peer-reviewed sociolinguistics research site devoted to multilingualism, language learning and intercultural communication in the contexts of globalization and migration
Databases og corpora
CLARINO Bergen Centre - "A repository to search and deposit language data."
Tekstlaboratoriet - provides access to many different corpora and tools.
WALS Online - "The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of 55 authors."
PHOIBLE Online - "A repository of cross-linguistic phonological inventory data"
The database of the Automated Similarity Judgment Program (ASJP) "aims to contain 40-item word lists of all the world's languages"
Tsammalex "a multilingual lexical database on plants and animals
OLAC - Open Language Archives Community
Rosetta Project - Long-term archiving of human languages
Archives & collections
BORA - (Bergen Open Research Archive) - UiB
DUO - (Oslo Vitenarkiv) - UiO
International university libraries
LAP - Language analysis portal (IFI) "provides an intuitive and easy-to-use web interface to a centralized repository of a wide range of language technology tools, all installed on a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster."
Praat - open source software til behandling av fonetiske data.
Online Linguistic Database - "a software for linguistic fieldwork"
Linguistic Data Consortium's tools - tools for linguistic annotation.
e-linguistics - cyberinfrastructure for linguistics.
If you find yourself stuck on a library related question, you may request an appointment for guidance ('Order a librarian'). We are happy to visit research groups or other groups in need of an update on our services. Please find the contact address at the bottom of this page. We (in cooperation with other specialists at the university library) will be able to answer questions regarding:
- An overview of relevant databases and platforms with their respective strengths and weaknesses
- Use of thesauri and controlled vocabularies in the databases
- The use of search builders/command searchinng
- How to document your searches
- Exhaustive and precise searching
- Finding and using e-books
- Citing correctly
- Copyrights and publishing
- Publication fees and funding
- Analysing scientific literature using bibliometric methods
- Measuring citations - methods and use for evaluation purposes
- The national system for registering, evaluating and reporting of research and research documentation (CRIstin)