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English Language History and Linguistics

Subject & Interdiscplinary Databases

When you find a desired citation:

  • Use the Journals link from the Libraries web page to see if the Rider Universities Libraries owns the journal in your citation.
  • If the citation is a chapter of a book, search the title of the book in the library catalog.

  • Use Advanced Search and limit to “Language and Literature” and/or “Linguistics” under

    "Journal Filter: Narrow by discipline and/or journal"

  • See “Searching JSTOR” under “Help” or click the "Search Help" link in the Advanced Search tab to learn the operators to make your keyword searching more effective.

Search the Journals database if a recent or current issue is not full-text in JSTOR to see whether we have access to it in print or another database.


Screenshot of Journal Filter: Narrow by discipline and/or journal. Expand the disciplines below to see associated journals. Return results for:

Shows screenshot of Language & Literature (422) titles highlighted, as well as Linguistics (58 titles) highlighted, with the menu exploded to show individual linguistic journal titles displayed, which may be selected.

Project Muse log (white letters on a dark blue/black background, with a lower case styilized m in a gold quote bubble)

  • After you enter search terms,  filter your results to research area “Language and Linguistics” (scroll down on the categories on the left-hand menu).

  • A bibliographic and partial full text database of articles that includes Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature.
  • Subject Headings in this database include English Language/History, English Language/Verbs, English Language/Syntax, English Language/Tense, English Language/Semantics, English Language/Dialects, Sociolinguistics, Language and languages/Philosophy, Language and languages/Political aspects.
  • Full text is for selected journals for selected years, so check the Journal Holdings link to determine if the Libraries have access elsewhere if the article is not full text.

If your topic concerns sociolinguistics, this database may be helpful as well.