Bilingual, ESL & Foreign Language Education


Academic Search Complete A large interdisciplinary database.  A quick way to see if researchers from other disciplines are conducting related research.

Chicano Database Indexes literature about Latinos in the United States from many disciplines

CMMC (Communication & Mass Media Complete) Covers many core communiation and language-related journals.  Also good for topics related to social media and media literacy.

Dissertations & Thesis Full Text Dissertations from universities across the U.S. and some international institutions

Education Source Our largest education database! Indexes over 1,750 education-related publications

ERIC Covers most core education journals

Gender Studies Database Indexes literature related to gender and sexuality from many disciplines

Google Scholar Use Google's interface to search for scholarly publications.  

LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts) Good for topics related to bilingual education, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language policy, etc.

PsycINFO Huge database of psychology-related journals.  Especially good for topics like motivation, indentity, self-efficacy, etc.

Rethinking Schools Current and archival issues of the publication which is aimed at educational reofrm and balancing classroom practice with educational theory

Sociological Abstracts Index of international literature from sociology and related disciplines

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Why use them?  To get a overview of a concept or theory that's new to you, to learn important terms/lingo that may be useful search terms, and to discover important names and publications associated with your topic.

Gale Virtual Reference Library An online collection of encyclopedias that is searchable by keyword

Bilingual Education: A Reference Handbook print online

Cambridge Handbook of Sociolinguistics | online

Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics | online

Concise Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics | online

Encyclopedia of Language & Education | print 

Handbook of Bilingualism and Multilingualism | print 

Handbook of Educational Linguistics | print | online

Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning print

Handbook of Language and Communication: Diversity and Change | print

Handbook of Multilingualism and Multilingual Communication | print

Handbook of Research of Literacy and Diversity | print online

Handbook on Teaching the English Language Arts | print online

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning | print online


Recent Arrivals  : virtually browse new books about bilingual, ESL and foreign language education

Library Catalog : search UT's book collection

Related PCL Call # Ranges: for those who like to browse the stacks...

  • LB 1577 to LB 1578 : Teaching of Languages Other Than English
  • LC 3701 to LC 3740 : Education of Linguisitc Minorities, Bilingual Schools, and Bilingual Education
  • P 51 to P 59 : Foreign Language Study and Teaching
  • P 112 to P 115 : Bilingualism
  • P 118 to P 118.75 : Language Acquisition and Second Language Acquisition
  • P 121 to P 149 : Science of Language, Applied Linguistics
  • P 302 to P 302.87 : Discourse Analysis
  • PE 1128 : Modern English for Linguistic Minorities and/or Foreign Speakers

Related Subject Headings:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Bilingual Method
  • Education, Bilingual 
  • English Language -- Study and Teaching -- Foreign Speakers
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Immersion Method
  • Language and Languages -- Study and Teaching
  • Native Language and Education
  • Second Language Acquisition

Research Reports, Data & Documents

Institute of Education Sciences: Publications Search

Legislation related to bilingual education (links provided by the National Association for Bilingual Education)

National Center for Education StatisticsSearch Publications Browse by Subject

English Learner Data Clearinghouse (from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquistion)

National Reading Panel: Online Reports & Documents

National Standards for Foreign Language Education

Office of English Language Acquisition (US. Dept. of Ed.) | laws & regulations | reports programs

What is Bilingual Education? (from the National Association for Bilingual Education)