To find language and linguistics books, use UW Libraries Search. This will search all books in the UW Libraries as well as books in our partner institutions in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Note on articles: While some articles appear in UW Libraries Search, this is only a small selection of articles available to UW users. Many linguistics articles cannot be found using UW Libraries search; see the Articles page of this guide to find articles in linguistics databases such as Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts.
Find works by a linguist: In advanced search, select "as author/creator" in the drop-down menu and enter the linguist's name in the blank.
Find works about a linguist: In advanced search, select "in subject" in the drop-down menu and enter the linguist's name in the blank. For best results, also select "is (exact)" and key the name last name first (for example: Chomsky Noam).
Find works about a language: Use alternate names or spellings for the language; also consider the prominence of particular dialects (e.g. Brazilian Portuguese; Mandarin; Lushootseed vs. Coast Salish; etc.). Languages less prominent in the literature may not have stand-alone works, but be treated in works about a particular language family or geographical region.
Browse the UW Libraries' Language and Linguistics collections by Library of Congress (LC) call number.
P: Philology & Linguistics (Allen Library, 3rd Floor)