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A range of high-quality resources for Languages and Linguistics are available on the web. Start exploring them here:

  • Antwerp Papers in Linguistics: The Department of Linguistics of the University of Antwerp publishes a series of working papers called Antwerp Papers in Linguistics (APiL). The papers’ range of topics varies from cognitive linguistics, functional and pragmatic approaches, to problems of language acquisition.
  • Catalan Journal of Linguistics: Publishes quality research papers developing theories on the structure of particular languages within the perspective of a general theory of the human language.
  • Germanistik im Netz ( German on the Net) : The virtual library of German language and literature studies.
  • institut-francais: Is part of a worldwide network which promotes the teaching of the French language and culture. It comprises of a language centre, multi-media library, a cinema – Ciné lumière – and a French bistro. The library holds the largest free-access collection of French material in the UK, covering all aspects of French culture and society.
  • The Goethe-Institut London: Promotes the German culture by organising a broad variety of events, workshops and training seminars. The Library of the Goethe-Institut London serves as a resource for those interested in contemporary Germany.
  • IRIS database: a repository of instruments for research into second languages and holds over 3300 open-access instruments which are downloadable and adaptable for use.
  • Italinemo: The website presents a regularly updated bibliographical database, which allows the retrieval of bibliographical records collected, since 2000, from a large number of Italian and international journals. The selected periodicals focus on Italian literary and cultural studies.
  • RACO: ( Catalan Journals Open Access): is a cooperative repository that are available in open access full-text articles from scientific, cultural and erudite Catalan .
  • Russian Review: A multi-disciplinary academic journal devoted to the history, literature, culture, fine arts, cinema, society, and politics of the peoples of the former Russian Empire and former Soviet Union.


Be careful, though, when using the internet for research, that the sites you find are reliable and up to date. Check when the page was last updated and think about who is providing the information and why. Sites like Wikipedia are not suitable for academic work. The archived version of Internet Detective tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of websites.

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