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Linguistics: Books

Finding Books

Books represent a large amount of the material housed in Joyner Library and online. Books can be found in the catalog.

On this page, you will find:

  • A tutorial teaching you how to search in the catalog (center column)
  • A search box to look for books in the catalog & Google Books
  • Information about using subject headings to find books in the catalog

Searching for Books?

You may search One Search or the library catalog for items housed in Joyner Library which can be  found on the shelf, selected for Pull and Hold at the library, or shipped to you (DE students only). You may search by keyword, title, author, or subject.

Conduct a subject alphabetical search in the library catalog for those subject headings which are appropriate for your class.

Also, try general keyword searches such as:

Search the Library Catalog

The library catalog is where you can search for books, videos, DVD's, etc.



Constructing Searches

Google Books

Google Book Search

Searching for Topics?

Subject Heading Examples

Anaphora (Linguistics)

Anthropological linguistics

Applied linguistics

Asymmetry (Linguistics)


Code switching (Linguistics)

Context (Linguistics)

Contrastive linguistics

Deep structure (Linguistics)


Forensic linguistics


Markedness (Linguistics)

Modality (Linguistics)




Politeness (Linguistics)

Prosodic analysis (Linguistics)



Structural linguistics

Surface structure (Linguistics)

Typology (Linguistics)