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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA): Sample Searches

A guide to all aspects of Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts including content, searching, and viewing results.

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Links to LLBA

Please note that the links below will only work if you are authenticated to Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts. For alternative methods of authentication and links to LLBA, please see the documents in the Additional Materials page.

Sample Searches

Basic Search      

You need to write a paper on the effect of bilingualism on learning mathematics.

  • Type bilingual and maths into the Basic Search box or use the widget on the left.  

Note: The widget will only work if you are already authenticated to your organization’s LLBA account. If it does not work, please login through your organization’s library to access LLBA directly. If you have questions about accessing your ProQuest databases, please contact your local librarian.

  • Based on the large amount of results that are retrieved, it is a good idea to refine your results using the Narrow results by feature.
  • Click More options under the Subject limit and select to include Mathematics and Bilingualism. Click Apply to add the subject limits to your search.This will ensure that we limit to documents which have been identified as dealing with those specific subjects.
  • Also from the Narrow results by, go to the Date limit and drag the first gray handle over toward the right side of the bar chart to limit your search to more recent items. Drag the handle over to search on items published from 2000 forward and click update.
  • Go to the top of the results page to the Sort results by pull-down menu (just above the Narrow results by) and resort your items by Date (most recent first) and click Sort.
  • To begin reviewing your results, hover over the Preview link available on each record to view the major fields of the record.
  • For additional record details, select the Citation & Abstract link under each record to view the full record.
  • Mark any records that interest you to save, print, email, cite, export, save to your My Research account, or to view selected items later.

Advanced Search

You want to find recent articles on how Alzheimer's disease affect verbal learning.
  • From the Advanced Search page go to the thesaurus, enter: verbal learning; select the term. Now enter Alzheimer, select alzheimers disease.Ensure that you select the boolean operator AND before clicking to Add to Search.
  • In the limits select "Scholarly journals". Limit to the past 3 years.
  • Limit to the past 3 years.
  • Click Search.
  • You want to be notified when a new article is added to the database. From the top of the results page (under the search box) select Create alert to receive an email when new results are loaded into LLBA that meet your search criteria.
  • Enter your email address, choose the email format, and schedule your alert based on when you would like to receive an email of your results and how long you would like the alert to last.
  • Click create alert.