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Oceanic Languages

Handbooks and Guides

The benefit to handbooks and guides is that they typically offer the reader an opportunity to survey and learn about a broad field of scholarship in a comprehensive way.  They give a snap shop of the discipline covered at the time the book is published.  Unlike a retrospective collection of articles, these guides are written or edited as a planned and intentional effort, with chapters and sections interrelating and complimenting one another and thereby tend to be more readable and integrated research works.

Good Starting Databases for Oceanic Linguistics

The following databases are good places to go to start researching your topic. Each database has a slightly different focus, so you might need to try out a couple of  databases before finding one that returns the sort of results you are looking for. 

Good Starting Journals for Oceanic Linguistics

The following are links to specific academic journals which are published and peer-reviewed by experts in the field. If you want to narrow your search to a specific topic, country, or issue, finding a journal that publishes in that area can help.

Search the entire library catalog here.

Materials on Linguistics topics are found under the "P" category on the 3rd floor of the Chester Fritz Library. 

PL5001-7511 Languages of Oceania 
PL5001-7101 Austronesian, Papuan, and Australian languages 
PL5051-5497 Malayan (Indonesian) languages 
PL5501-6135 Philippine languages 
PL6145-6167 Taiwan languages 
PL6191-6341 Micronesian and Melanesian languages 
PL6401-6551 Polynesian languages
PL6601-6621 Papuan languages 
PL7001-7101 Australian languages