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Graduate Students Information Guide - Linguistics

Collection Information

Current Awareness

  • If you want to receive a Table-of-Contents alert of a favorite journal, find the journal's own website. In most cases, the journal will offer free e-mail updates for upcoming issues.
  • SpringerAlerts. Register for e-mail newsletter with tables of contents from Springer journals and for a new book e-mail notification service.
  • MIT Press. Sign up to receive email alerts containing information on the latest book releases or journal issues.
  • Wiley
  • PapersInvited. International listing of Calls for Papers issued by professional bodies. All disciplines are covered.
  • Other Current Awareness Resources

Services for You

  • Ask a Librarian
    • Get help by phone, email, IM chat, or in person at all three campuses

  • Library services for graduate students
  • Interlibrary Loans
    • Request materials Online
    • or look for the Where can I get this? link or logo in any of our online databases to connect to our ILL form automatically.
  • Get a free COPPUL library card for UBC and other university libraries across Canada.
  • Ask Us! Live chat reference, Reference desk, technical assistance

Citation Management

  • Citation or reference management tools collect your journal article, book, or other document citations together in one place, and help you create properly formatted bibliographies in almost any style -- in seconds.  Citation management tools help you keep track of your sources while you work and store your references for future use and reuse.
  • LSA Style Sheet. Unified style sheet for linguistics.
  • Other Style Guides (APA, MLA)

Mailing Lists 

    Join LINGUIST to ask questions, join in linguistic discussions, find out about the latest jobs, books and conferences.
  • FONETIKS discussion list

Submitting Your Thesis

Assistant for Theses

Recommended books:

  • Macaulay, M. (2011). Surviving linguistics: A guide for graduate students. P 57 U5 M33 2011.
  • Bitchener, J. (2010). Writing an applied linguistics thesis or dissertation : a guide to presenting empirical researchLB 2369 B5333 2010
  • Harman, E. (2003). The Thesis and the book : a guide for first-time academic authors.  Z 286 S37 T54 2003
  • Swales, J.M. & Feak, C.B. () Academic writing for graduate students : essential tasks and skills. PE 1408 S7836 2012 

Finding theses:

  • Finding SFU & non-SFU theses
  • Theses Canada. Free access to the full text of Canadian theses and dissertations that were published from 1998 to August 31, 2002. Citations since 1965.
  • Digital Dissertations
    More than 2 million citations, dating back to 1861, to dissertations accepted for doctoral degrees. Abstracts are available for all records since 1980.
  • LOT Dissertation Series. From the Netherlands National Graduate School of Linguistics. Full-text publications in pdf are free.


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