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Language Science research at UCI is interdisciplinary, often engaging in topics pursued by many departments, such as psychology (neurolinguistics, word-processing, code-switching, language acquisition, etc.), neurobiology and behavior, sociology (sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics, etc.), gender studies (gendered language, gender differences in language use, etc.), and education (bilingualism, language acquisition, etc.). There are UCI Subject Guides for each of these that provide dozens of resources not listed in this guide.
The research process can be daunting. Where do you start? Research is an iterative process - research questions may evolve as you dive into the scholarly literature; if your project involves collecting data, your literature review may take different shapes as you determine prominent themes. Here are a few tips and strategies to get started.
Google Scholar searches for scholarly literature in a simple, familiar way. You can search across many disciplines and sources at once to find articles, books, theses, court opinions, and content from academic publishers, professional societies, some academic web sites, and more. See the Google Scholar inclusion guidelines for more about what’s in Google Scholar.
When you find a promising resource, try the following strategies to find additional material: