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CI 5337: Second Language Acquisition and Development: Finding Articles

Second Language Acquisition and Development

Search Tips

Search by keywords/phrases and use Boolean searching.  

'AND: "parent* involvement*" AND "academic achievement"
 "language attrition" OR "language loss"  

Using "Quotation Marks" searches words as a phrase, "bilingual education" 

Limit search results by Date and Peer-Reviewed journals.   

Truncation searches variations of a word. The symbol used is asterisk *

BILINGUAL* will retrieve:  bilingual, bilingualism, bilingual education, etc.    

Check Subject terms to see if there are any synonym terms to consider.

Searching for Full Text

If you come across a citation to an article and you'd like to track down its full text, follow the steps below:

The example below shows that The Journal of Continuing Higher Education is accessible in print/microform as well as online. The entry also shows coverage dates to indicate which years are accessible. 

Citation Management

Have a lot of citations you want to enter in your works cited/references list? Try a citation manager.

Do you need the Web or Desktop version?


  • Organize your research Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from library databases and Google Scholar.