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Full text of annual summaries of scholarship in over three dozen academic disciplines up through 2020.
MLA International Bibliography This link opens in a new window
Modern Language Association's index to international journal and books on literature, linguistics, languages, folklore, and film studies, 1926 to present.
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Comprehensive index to scholarly journals and general periodicals in all subject and interdisciplinary areas, including full text. Coverage prior to 1990 is sparse.
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Full text of hundreds of scholarly journals in all disciplines dating back to the 1700s.
General Tips for Picking a Topic
- Pick something you're interested in. It sounds obvious, but it will be much more rewarding to work on a research question that you're interested in answering.
- Think back to what you've discussed in class so far. Was there anything that you'd like to research in more depth? Look ahead in the syllabus. Does anything pique your interest there?
- Do some background reading. Check thinks like annual reviews, reference sources, and recent studies to get a sense of what some of the major topics in Japanese Linguistics are right now and if there is anything there you want to learn more about.
Writing a Research Proposal: Helpful Guides
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