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Second Language Acquisition

Resources for the study and teaching of modern languages.

SLA Journals

Browse SLA Books

Second language acquisition related topics can be found primarily in the following call number areas:

P118-118.75                      Language acquisition

P121-149                           Science of language (Linguistics)

PE 1128 and LC 3731     English as a Second Language / Bilingual Education

Handbooks & Encyclopedias

Handbooks and Encyclopedias can help you get started on a new topic by giving you an overview and suggested readings.

Citing Sources

RefWorks allows you to import references from text files or online sources. You can use these references in writing and formatting papers and bibliographies in a variety of styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago).

If you haven't used RefWorks before, you'll need to create an account.

  1. Go to https://refworks.proquest.com/ and click the "Create Account" link at the bottom of the white box.
  2. Fill in your information using the @bears.unco.edu or @unco.edu email. You cannot use a different account to set up the RefWorks account, though you can change it in settings later. 
  3. When it asks your department, indicate your major.

You'll receive an email with a link to complete the registration process. Once you complete registration, you'll get access immediately and can get started managing your references.

Contact jennifer.leffler@unco.edu if you experience difficulties.