Subject – Languages key resources (TESOL, foreign languages and English for academic purposes)

There are specialist resources available for Languages to help you with language learning, research and assignments.  These range from subscription databases, online learning materials, open access research, freely available web resources and digital archives where out of copyright texts, including classic novels in English and other languages, can be found.

Subject databases allow you to search more specifically for research about your assignment topics.  You can find subject databases using the links below, or via Discover – use the Publications search or Providers A-Z to go directly to resources.

Art Full Text – includes English-language journals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as articles published in French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

EBSCO Education Research Complete  includes all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.    It also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues.  It contains the full text of over 1,300 journals and 2,500 education related conference papers and access to over 500 ebooks.

JSTOR – back issues of core journals in the humanities and social sciences. Note: material generally excludes the three previous years.

LexisLibrary – LexisNexis contains a news database of full-text UK regional, national and broadsheet newspapers.  Coverage goes back as far as January 1982 to the present day for some titles, although this varies by publication.

Access LexisLibrary via Databases A-Z

Literary Reference Center Plus – over 11,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopaedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, images, audios, videos, study guides, and other unique literary content and sources on the most studied authors and their works.

ScienceDirect – Not just for Science! Access to over 2,200 journals in a range of languages and wide variety of subjects.

Find links to lots of useful research, language learning tools and information in other languages on the Library Modern Foreign Languages page.  There are sections for the languages in the University Language Scheme, Academic and Business English, TESOL and CELTA.