Research Guides


Language and Technology

This Web page gives recommendations of resources to use and the terms to search in them for topics related to language and technology. Language Research Topics has links to pages with suggestions for other language topics.

Search SAGE using:

  • Communication and culture
  • Technology - language

Search Academic Search Premier using:

  • educational technology
  • language and languages study & teaching
  • computer assisted instruction
  • internet in education
  • academic writing
  • language
  • writing
  • e-mail
  • computers in education
  • web-based instruction
  • distance education
  • instructional systems
  • computer software
  • online courses
Be certain to combine terms in the databases below to find more precisely what you need. Also, you don't want to be searching through large sets of search results. See Advanced Searching Tips for suggestions.

Search Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts using:
  • academic writing
  • writing processes
  • language teaching methods
  • technology impact

Search ERIC using:

  • Communicative competence (Languages)
  • Computer literacy
  • Computer users
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Language usage
  • Technological literacy
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Computer use
  • Educational technology
  • Instructional materials
  • Language arts
  • Learning process
  • writing instruction

Be sure to evaluate the sources you find. Use How to Evaluate Books and How to Evaluate Articles for suggestions of things to examine.

Note: CSU no longer subscribes to the indexes listed below, but the terms should work if your library has them:

Search ABI/Inform using:

  • electronic mail systems
  • interpersonal communication