Literature in computational linguistics is heavily based on conference papers, with the open repository ACL Anthology being a standard resource in this discipline. LLBA is a database of scholarly literature, including journals and books in linguistics and related disciplines, and PQDT includes theses and dissertations in all disciplines. Google Scholar is not a repository or a database, but a search engine best used for casting a wide net, but lacking the advanced search options of other tools. For best results, use a mix of these resources. See the other pages of this guide for more.
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