About the Linguistics Collections
The Taylor Institution Library has a linguistics reading room with full runs of journals on open shelf and a lending collection on general linguistics. The Bodleian's Upper Reading Room houses a reference collection of recent British publications, reference works and journals. However, most titles are kept in the stacks.
The Teaching Collection (formerly Modern Languages Faculty Library) has a good lending collection including reading list books. English linguistics are in the English Faculty Library, classical linguistics in the Sackler Library, Slavonic linguistics in the Slavonic library. The Radcliffe Science Library holds a small collection on child language and language acquisition as well as materials on phonetics. Applied linguistics are in the Educational Studies Library.
Finding books or periodicals
SOLO - searches across the online catalogue OLIS and various (but not all!) e-resources. Use to find books, conference proceedings, journals, etc. that are available in Oxford. SOLO will also give article or working paper titles. For a more comprehensive search for articles use bibliographic databases, see 'Articles & Working Papers'. SOLO will link through to OLIS when 'check library holdings' for a specific title is selected.
If a book or journal isn't available in Oxford, try finding it elsewhere in the UK through COPAC, the online catalogue for UK academic libraries. Titles may be requested through InterLibrary Loan. COPAC is more comprehensive for the UK than WorldCat. However, if a title isn't available in the UK, try and locate it elsewhere in the world through WorldCat and place an InterLibrary Loan request.
Linguistics Subject Consultant
Tel. 01865 (2)78159 (Wednesdays)
Subjects: General Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Phonology, Phonetics, Comparative Philology, Dutch, Frisian