Library Resources for A&HB 4024, Linguistic Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education

| March 6, 2012

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Christine Jacknick’s course A&HB 4024, Linguistic Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education.  The resources, primarily electronic and accessible on and off campus, have been selected as ones supporting the objectives of the course, including “introducing students to the foundational concepts of linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics/discourse) and exploring how these concepts surface in the bilingual classroom.”   This blog post also includes a section describing research consultation and assistance services and options for document retrieval and delivery available to all members of the Teachers College community.

Library Resources

Online Catalogs

Periodical Indexes

Federated Search Engines

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

E-Collections

Handbooks of Research

Reviews of Research

Citation Indexes

Tests and Measurements

Digital Archives

Statistical Resources

Bibliography and Citation Management Programs

Library Services and Publications

All students, faculty, and researchers also have access to a number of important library services and publications provided to support and facilitate research and study in their particular programs and disciplines.



Online Catalogs

Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) are the official subject terms prescribed by the Library of Congress for the cataloging of books and are in use in essentially all academic libraries.  To find works pertaining to linguistic foundations of bilingual/bicultural education and related subjects, it may be useful to use some of the subject terms, or combinations of terms, listed below when searching the online catalogs of libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University, and other institutions.

  • Bilingualism
  • Code switching (Linguistics)
  • Communicative competence
  • Communicative competence in children
  • Conversational analysis
  • Discourse analysis
  • Education, Bilingual
  • English language — Phonetics
  • English language — Phonetics — Study and teaching
  • English language — Study and teaching
  • English language — Study and teaching — Foreign speakers
  • English language — Syntax
  • Grammar, Comparative and general — Phonology
  • Interaction analysis in education
  • Language acquisition
  • Language awareness
  • Language awareness in children
  • Language and education
  • Language and languages
  • Language arts
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistics — Study and teaching
  • Multicultural education
  • Phonetics
  • Phonetics — Study and teaching
  • Reading — Phonetic method
  • Second language acquisition

EDUCAT – The most definitive record of the holdings of the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, including books, e-books, journals, e-journals, dissertations, media, and other specialized collections of all kinds.

CLIO – The union catalog of Columbia University Libraries (exclusive of the libraries of Teachers College, the Columbia Law School, and Jewish Theological Seminary), providing the most definitive record of individual libraries’ holdings of books, e-books, journals, e-journals, dissertations, media, and other specialized collections of all kinds.

WorldCat – The union catalog of the contents of over 10,000 libraries worldwide, providing the means to do exhaustive searching by author, title, subject, and numerous other criteria and to find locations for specific items in libraries nearby and elsewhere.

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Periodical Indexes

Academic Search Premier – A multidisciplinary database providing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.  PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.  See also Academic Search Complete, a scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.  The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.

Anthropological Index Online – The index  to  journals currently received by the Anthropology Library at the British Museum’s Centre for Anthropology.

Anthropology Plus – Provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, and edited works in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.

AnthroSource – Covers current issues of the American Anthropology Association’s journals and bulletins, as well as archived issues of all of the AAA’ s journals, newsletters, and bulletins.

Communication Abstracts – A comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a world-wide scale. Containing over 244,000 records, Communication Abstracts covers major journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource that encompasses the breadth of communication discipline and depth encompasses the breadth of the communication discipline.

ERIC – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related periodical literature, ERIC (which stands for Educational Resources Information Center) provides coverage of conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books, and monographs.  In addition to this version, made available via the ProQuest platform, ERIC is also accessible via the U.S. government ERIC site and through Ebsco ERIC.

Education Full Text – Provides comprehensive coverage of an international range of English-language periodicals, monographs, and yearbooks. Indexing coverage begins June 1983; abstracts are included beginning spring 1994; full text of some journals is available beginning in January 1996.

Education Index Retro – Provides cover-to-cover indexing for an international range of English-language periodicals and yearbooks; coverage from 1929 through mid-1983.

Education Research Complete – Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full text for more than 1,200 journals, and includes full text for nearly 500 books and monographs.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts – Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language science, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; coverage from 1973 to present.

MLA International Bibliography – Indexes critical materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore; provides access to citations from worldwide publications, including periodicals, books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations and bibliographies.  Also searchable via ProQuest interface in addition to the Ebsco one.

Professional Development Collection – Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. The database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

ProQuest – Provides broad multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly  journals, newspapers, dissertations, and other types of publications; for international coverage and access to full texts of dissertations only, search Digital Dissertations, a subset of ProQuest.

PsycINFO – Covers the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.

SocINDEX with Full Text – Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.  The database contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908, more than 830 books and monographs, and over 16,800 conference papers.

Sociological Abstracts – Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, covering such major areas as culture and social structure, family and social welfare, history and theory of sociology, radical sociology, rural and urban sociology, and the sociology of the arts, business, and education.

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Federated Search Engines

Quicksearch (via the Columbia University Libraries) – Performs a combined search of the CU Libraries online catalog CLIO (for books, journals, online resources, videos, and more), Articles (for journal articles, e-books, dissertations, and more), Academic Commons (digital repository of Columbia research), and Libraries Website.

Super Search (via Gottesman Libraries) – To search simultaneously the Teachers College online catalog EDUCAT and multiple periodical indexes to which we subscribe for books, journal articles, reports, dissertations, etc.

Google Scholar – Provides the means to search for scholarly research across many disciplines and sources:   articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.

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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics (2001) – Includes numerous rather extensive entries on topics within ten sections, dealing with (1) foundations of society and language; (2) language and interaction; (3) language variation:  style, situation, function; (4) language variation and change:  dialects and social groups; (5) language contact; (6) language, power, and inequality; (7) language planning, policy, practice; (8) language and education; (9) methods in sociolinguistics; and (10) the profession.  Also includes profiles of major sociolinguists.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2nd Edition) – The revised and updated 2007 edition overs multiple aspects of the field, including sociolinguistics, language theory and history, language families, and major languages from all over the world (including major national/regional dialects), phonetics, formal semantics, and key figures and ideas in linguistics.

Encyclopedia of Education (2nd Edition) – The 2003 version of the classic resource in education and related fields.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education (2008) – The 2nd edition of this work offers recent developments essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization, including new content on language socialization and the ecology of language, and special emphasis on multicultural and bilingual education.

Encyclopedia of Semiotics (2008) – A comprehensive reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies, comprising 300 entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields—from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy—surveying the study of signs and symbols in human culture. Articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools of thought, and issues in communications, cognition, and cultural theory.

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics:  A Handbook for Language Teaching (1999) – In over 300 entries of varying length, includes extensive coverage of language, language learning, and language teaching; entries draw attention to the practical teaching implications of the ideas under discussion, and contain selected bibliographical information for further guided reading.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences – This key reference work comprises 4,000 articles, commissioned by 52 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.

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E-Collections

Bilingual Education and Bilingualism – A book series published by Multilingual Matters Publishers, of which many are available as e-books.

Ebrary – Online books across a range of subject areas; searchable, under All Subjects, by Education; Geography, Anthropology, Recreation; Language and Literature; Social Sciences, etc., and various sub-topics, and by author, title, and other criteria.

JSTOR – An online archive of over 1,200 leading scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.  Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and coverage extends to previous and related journal titles.  New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis.

Oxford Scholarship Online – Provides the full text of classic and newly published Oxford University Press books in linguistics, literature, neuroscience, psychology, and other disciplines.

SAGE Education Full-Text Collection – A subset of Sage Journals Online, provides access to and advanced searching of the full text of 36 education-related journals.

SAGE Psychology Full-Text Collection – Provides access to the full text of 34 psychology-related journals from SAGE Publications.

SAGE Sociology Full-Text Collection – A subset of Sage Journals Online, provides access to and advanced searching of the full text of 36 sociology-related journals.

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Handbooks of Research

Print Resources

Bilingual Education:  A Reference Handbook (2002)

Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (2010)

Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (2nd Edition, 2004)

E-Resources

Blackwell Reference Online – Provides full-text access to reference works in the social sciences and humanities; see research handbooks and companions in Communication and Media StudiesCultural Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, and other subject areas.  Notable titles in the Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics series include A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology, The Handbook of Applied Linguistics, The Handbook of Bilingualism, The Handbook of Discourse AnalysisThe Handbook of Educational Linguistics, The Handbook of Linguistics, The Handbook of Sociolinguistics, and many others.

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning – The electronic version of the 2005 edition of a key resource for research in second language acquisition, TESOL, and related fields in applied linguistics.

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Reviews of Research

Annual Review of Applied Linguistics – Reviews research in key areas in the broad field of applied linguistics.  Each issue is thematic, and every fourth or fifth issue surveys applied linguistics broadly, covering language learning and pedagogy, discourse analysis, teaching innovations, second language acquisition, computer-assisted instruction, language use in professional contexts, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language assessment, among other topics.

Annual Reviews – Reviews of topics in biomedical, physical, and social sciences published as annual journals; see series for Psychology, Sociology, and other disciplines; see in particular the Annual Review of Anthropology.

Review of Educational Research – A publication of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the RER publishes quarterly critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education, including conceptualizations, interpretations, and syntheses of scholarly work.

Review of Research in Education A publication of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the RRE provides an annual overview and descriptive analysis of selected topics of relevant research literature through critical and synthesizing essays.

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Citation Indexes

Scopus – Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.

Web of Science Comprising the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Science Citation Index Expanded, this database supports searching by topic, author, or publication name, and is also a major means for doing cited reference searching, to find articles that cite a person’s work.

Google Scholar – Provides the means to search for scholarly research across many disciplines and sources–articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites–and also provides extensive listings of works in which a particular article or book has been cited by others.

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Tests and Measurements

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) – Information on approximately 15,000 measurement instruments (i.e. questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences.

Mental Measurements Yearbook – Produced by the Buros Institute, this database contains extensive information about and reviews of English-language, commercially available, standardized tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, psychology, and related areas, as included in the printed Mental Measurements Yearbooks.

For further information on access to actual tests, measurements, instruments, scales, etc., see our Knowledge Database entry at http://library.tc.columbia.edu/kb/idx.php/0/196/article/.

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Digital Archives

Academic Commons – Columbia University’s online repository, where current faculty, students, and staff can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research.

PocketKnowledge – The social archive of Teachers College, including unpublished manuscripts and archives from the library’s collections, documents from other departments and administrative offices College-wide, and the work of TC students, faculty, and researchers.

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Statistical Resources

For information on access to statistical resources of various kinds, see our Knowledge Database entry at http://library.tc.columbia.edu/kb/idx.php/0/198/article/.

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Bibliography and Citation Management Programs

Bibliographic Software – An extensive description of and guide to the use of BibDesk, EndNote, Papers, Mendeley, and Zotero, including a comparison of their relative merits, produced by the Columbia University Libraries’ Digital Science Center.

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Library Services and Publications

Ask a Librarian a Question – To explore a variety of kinds of research support:  submit an email reference query to librarians onsite; request a research consultation with a Gottesman librarian; review frequently asked questions via the library’s Knowledge Database.

E-Reserves – Provides online access to digital course readings, including e-journal articles and book chapters, as well as call numbers for physical course reserves materials (books, DVDs, videos, etc.).

Document Delivery – The means to recommend items for purchase and/or to request from other libraries materials  (dissertations, book chapters, journal articles, etc.) not available through the Gottesman or Columbia University Libraries.

Learning at the Library – The Gottesman Libraries’ blog via the Pressible platform, including content in many topical areas contributed by library staff members.

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