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Managing your Research Materials

Your class assignment requires a list of references, or your published article includes a substantial bibliography. Or perhaps you simply do a lot of reading and you want to save references to the good sources you have found for future use or study. Their are some great tools to help you manage your research and we can help you find the right one and learn how to use it.

Some of the classes we offer are listed below. Watch the library news blog for dates and times:

Introduction to Citation Management
This workshop provides an overview of the major reference management software, including Endnote Basic, RefWorks, and Zotero.  Learn the advantages and differences between these managers and how to import from the major databases into each tool.

RefWorks 2.0 Complete

In this workshop, you will receive an introduction to the newest version of RefWorks. You will learn how to export citations from the library catalog and journal article databases, and then how to create a bibliography using those citations. You will also see a demo of the Write-N-Cite plug-in for Microsoft Word.

Zotero 4.0 for Citation Management

Zotero's citation management software helps you collect, organize, cite and share your citations all in one place. This workshop will combine demonstration and hands-on participation to enable students and researchers at all levels use Zotero to facilitate their research and manage their citations.

Introduction to EndNote Basic
This workshop will cover importing citations, organizing and sharing references, and formatting a bibliography using Endnote Basic.

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Hello and Welcome to the Linguistics Subject Guide!

The Linguistics subject guide is a good way to get acquainted with all the library resources available for those engaged in research in Linguistics and related subject areas.

  • Many of you will use Library West as your home base, although you can access our library catalog and our on-line materials and databases from any library in the UF system. For a guide to Library West, please take a look at the Library West page.

  • Keep up with the latest publications by watching the "New Books" list on this guide for recently purchased Linguistics titles, or by subscribing to a RSS feed that keeps you up-to-date on the latest journal articles in your field.

 LeiLani Freund

Linguistics in the News

Word of the Year 2014

The American Dialect Society met in Portland, Oregon for their annual convention and the big event was the annual selection of the Word of the Year (also know as the WOTY). This is the Super Bowl of lexicology events! The hashtag was given its own category as a viable linguistic unit for the first time in the history of the event. The final vote was a surprise to some but a no-brainer for many: #blacklivesmatter.  

Talk of D.C.'s Unique Voice Gets Some Pretty Cised

Georgetown University researchers have been studying the way people in Washington D.C. speak and have found out that when you start talking about a D.C. dialect, you provoke a lot of emotions and passion. The study is an attempt to piece together the linguistic mosaic of a city that has an unusual mix of transient populations and generations-old populations.

Read about the study in this Washington Post article.


Phonetic Clues Hint Language is Africa-Born

A researcher analyzing the sounds in languages spoken around the world has detected and ancient signal that points to southern Africa as the place where modern human language originated.

The finding fits well with evidence from fossil skulls and DNA that modern humans originated in Africa. It also implies, though does not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of considerable controversy among linguists.

Read more about Dr. Atkinson's phonemic study in this New York Times article.


Listening To (and Saving) the World's Languages

New York City is probably the most linguistically diverse city in the world.

An interesting project to save endangered languages is being organized at City University of New York.

Read about the study in this New York Times article

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Library News: new resource

Discover DARE

The Dictionary of American Regional English is the place to go to find the full panoply of American regional words, phrases, and pronunciations. Some of you may have used the printed version of this great resource. The online version is even richer, with access to the original survey that is the basis for this linguistic tool. The University of Florida has recently obtained the license to use the online version - please take a a look and enjoy!


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