Find articles 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 articles written about them, but may be treated in articles about a particular language family or geographical region.
Find articles by a linguist: When searching the linguist's name, select "author" (or equivalent) from the drop-down menu. Tip: For contemporary linguists, professional/academic CVs containing lists of all or selected publications can often be found by doing a web search containing the linguist's name and the term CV or curriculum vitae.
Find articles about a linguist: When searching the linguist's name, select "subject" (or equivalent) from the drop-down menu.
Find a review of a linguist's book: Many databases have an option to filter by document type that has "book review" as an option. Select this option and then search by the title of the book and/or the name of the linguist.