LLBA Database

What is LLBA?

This collection combines Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), the leading index for linguistics, with full-text for many titles. It covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

How do I find it?

From the Dallas International Library homepage:

  • Click on A to Z Index to E-resources.
  • Scroll down to LLBA and click on it.
  • For searching, select Basic or Advanced.
  • Enter search terms.

Helpful Tip #1

For an Advanced Search, use the drop down box to select:

  • Anywhere (location)
  • Author
  • Document Title
  • Publication Title (Journal title)
  • Subject heading
  • Identifier (keyword)

You can sort by:

  • Publication date
  • Relevance


Search for “Mandarin” and “Grammar”
Linking Semantics and Syntax in Mandarin Verbs: A Role and Reference Grammar Account Chang, Jung-hsing. Language and Linguistics 8.1 (Jan 2007): 4316.

Self Quiz: Click on question to check your answer.

Of what type of material is this a citation?

This is a citation of an article in a journal.
The clue is the volume and issue number (8.1) and the month in the date (Jan 2007).

What is the title of the journal?

The title of the journal is Language and Linguistics.

What is the title of the article?

The title of the article is Linking Semantics and Syntax in Mandarin Serial Verbs: A Role and Reference Grammar Account.

To see if Dallas International has this journal, by what element would you search for it on the Dallas International catalog?

To see if Dallas International Library has this journal, always search by the journal title (in this case, Language and Linguistics).

Helpful Tip #2

Search Tips:

  • Narrow search results by using limiters in the left column.
  • Check boxes to the side of records of interest.
  • Click on the folder icon in the top bar to view only your selected items.
  • Click on a title to read its abstract and find similar materials.

Helpful Tip #3

Creating a My Research Account:

You may open a free My Research account using the person icon on the top right of the bar at the top. Do this by creating your own user name and password.

From then on you may save your marked search records by clicking on Save to My Research. The records will be saved to folders that you make within My Research. Make a folder for each class or research paper!