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

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

BBE-Banner-Home-2 (1).jpgThis research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for students in Minhye Son's Spring 2021 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 emphasis of the course, i.e., "how language use and linguistics intersect with bilingual and multilingual classrooms, highlighting sociocultural language issues (code-switching, translanguaging, language varieties, and language attitudes)," and its objective, that students "become familiar with the foundational concepts of linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics/discourse), and explore how these concepts surface in the bilingual and multilingual classroom." This guide 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.

Resources designated (CU) are accessible online through Columbia University Libraries.

Library Resources

Online Catalogs

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 Catalog - 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. WorldCat is also freely accessible at

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 relating 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 [P115-P115.5 (Linguistics)]
  • Code switching (Linguistics) [P115.3]
  • Communicative competence
  • Communicative competence in children [P118.4]
  • Conversation analysis [P95.45]
  • Discourse analysis [P302-P302.87]
  • Education, Bilingual [LC3701-LC3740.4]
  • 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 [P215-P240]
  • Interaction analysis in education [LB1034]
  • Language acquisition [P118-P118.75]
  • Language and education
  • Language and languages
  • Language arts [LB1575.8-LB1577 (Elementary education)]; [LB1631-LB1632 (Secondary education)]
  • Language awareness
  • Language awareness in children [P118]
  • Linguistics [P121-P158.42 (General)]
  • Linguistics -- Study and teaching
  • Multicultural education [LC1099-LC1099.5]
  • Phonetics [P221-P240 (General)]
  • Phonetics -- Study and teaching
  • Reading -- Phonetic method [LB1050.34 (General)]; [LB1573.3 (Elementary)]
  • Second language acquisition [P118.2]

For an overview of the call number system used in our library and many other academic libraries, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline page.

Periodical Indexes

Education Databases

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 Retrospective - 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.

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.

Databases Pertaining to Linguistic and Cultural Issues

Anthropological Index Online (CU) - The index to journals currently received by the Anthropology Library at the British Museum's Centre for Anthropology.

Anthropology Plus (CU) - 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 (CU) - 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.

Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) (CU) - Citations to articles and book reviews in scholarly journals published in Latin America and the Caribbean, or those dealing with topics relating to Latin America, the Caribbean, and Hispanic Americans.

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 (CU) - 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. Now searchable via the Ebsco interface in addition to the ProQuest one.


SocINDEX with Full Text (CU) - 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 (CU) - 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.

Social Science Databases

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (CU) - A valuable online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research, IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951, providing broad coverage of international material and incorporating over 100 languages and countries.

Social Sciences Full Text - Provides coverage of English-language journals across social science disciplines, with indexing from 1983, abstracting from 1984, and select access to full text from 1984 to the present.

Multidisciplinary Databases

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 (CU), 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.

JSTOR (CU) - 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 include previous and related titles. The most recently published issues (the past 3-5 years) are generally not available through JSTOR, though they usually are through other e-sources.

ProQuest (CU) - 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 ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, a subset of ProQuest.

Federated Search Engines

Super Search (via Gottesman Libraries) - To search some or all of our periodical indexes and EDUCAT simultaneously for books, journal articles, reports, dissertations, et

Quicksearch (via Columbia University Libraries) - To search the catalog, multiple periodical indexes, and other web resources simultaneously within a variety of subjects and disciplinary subcategories.

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.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics (2001) (CU) - 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) (CU) - 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) (CU) - 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 (CU) - 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.


Bilingual Education and Bilingualism - A book series published by Multilingual Matters Publishers, of which 56 are available as e-books.

Ebook Central - Online books across a range of subject areas; searchable, under Browse Subjects, by Education, Language/Linguistics, Social Science, etc. and various sub-topics, and by author, title, and other criteria.

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

Handbooks of Research

Print Resources

Bilingual Education: A Reference Handbook (2002)

Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (1st Edition, 1995)

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

International Handbook of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (1988)


The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education (CU) - Published in 2015, this work describes itself as "the first comprehensive reference work that covers bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural educational policies and practices around the world." It consists of 41 chapters, authored by numerous experts in the field, divided into three sections: Part I, Foundations for Bilingual and Multilingual Education; Part II, Pedagogical Issues and Practices in Bilingual and Multilingual Education; and Part III, Global Dimensions of Bilingual and Multilingual Education.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Identity - This 2016 publication comprises 41 chapters divided into five sections: Part I, Perspectives on Language and Identity; Part II, Categories and Dimensions of Identity; Part III, Research the Language and Identity Relationship: Challenges, Issues and Puzzles; Part IV, Language and Identity Case Studies; and Part V, Future Directions.

Reviews of Research

Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (CU) - 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 (CU) - Reviews of topics in biomedical, physical, and social sciences published as annual journals; see series for Anthropology, Linguistics, Sociology, and other disciplines.

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.

Citation Indexes

Google Scholar - Provides the means to search by author or publication title, and indicates and provides links to works that have cited the documents retrieved.

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

Web of Science (CU) - Comprising the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, the Science Citation Index Expanded, and other sources, 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.

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.

Internet Archive - A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies, and music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.

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.

Bibliography and Citation Management Programs

Citation Management Software - An extensive description of and guide to the use of Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, courtesy of Columbia University Libraries.

Library Services

Ask a Librarian - Explore a variety of kinds of research support: submit an email reference query to librarians; request a research consultation with a Gottesman librarian; review frequently asked questions via the library's Knowledge Database.

Course Reserves - 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.). More information about E-Reserves and physical Course Reserves can be found on the Course Reserves page.

Digital Delivery - As a courtesy to current members, the Gottesman Libraries offers a free scanning service to expeditiously provide library users with requested materials for personal use.

Paging and Pick Up - For the Spring 2021 semester, we are offering a paging service which allows students to use physical materials that are located on campus.

Requesting New Materials - Teachers College students, faculty, and staff may use the materials request form to request library materials not owned by Gottesman Libraries, or the Columbia Morningside Campus Libraries.

Workshops - The Gottesman Libraries' education program offers a calendar of workshops on citation management, research techniques, and academic writing processes. Visit the Events page on the library’s website to learn about and RSVP to upcoming workshops.

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