The goal of a literature search is to find and summarize the current knowledge for a particular topic including substantive findings, theories, and methodologies. Literature searches involve scholarly secondary sources like journal articles, book chapters, and books.
Review publications contain articles that review the research literature already done in a given area. A review article can give you a good up-to-date synthesis of a particular topic and provide you with an extensive bibliography.
Reed College used the Library of Congress (LC) Classification system to arrange the books in the stacks. The letter P is used to organize general linguistics materials (P1-1091). The Ps are located in the Library Lower Level 1 East Stacks. Below are some suggested areas for browsing the stacks.
|LC Call Number Range||Description|
|P 35-35.5||Linguistic Anthropology|
|P 37-37.5 and BF 455-463||Psycholinguistics|
|P 61-81||Historical linguistics|
|P 87-96||Media Studies|
|P 98-98.5||Computational linguistics|
|P 99-99.4||Semiotics & Pragmatics|
|P 118-118.75||Language acquisition|
|P 126-128||Methodology & Analysis|
|P 211-240||Phonology and Phonetics|