Acquisition benefits from some enormous reference resources that others have compiled, including:
|Glottolog||See a language placed within its family and geographical location. Then scroll down to the list of publications. Sort the list for dictionaries. An excellent starting place.|
|Ethnologue||Find a language’s names, dialects, population size, and location.|
|WorldCat||Comprehensive library catalog listings|
|BookFinder||Aggregated searcher of booksellers|
|Internet Archive||Digital books|
|Google Books||Print and digital books|
|Wikipedia||Encyclopedic information on languages, including their names for themselves.|
All of these can be used freely, except Ethnologue, which imposes a limit on page requests except for subscribers. If you need frequent access to Ethnologue for your work on acquisition for PanLex, please ask your supervisor about access to an Ethnologue subscription.
Other useful websites: SIL International; WALS; OLAC Language Resource Catalog; UC Berkeley’s OskiCat; Open Library; Stanford University Libraries; University of Chicago Library; HathiTrust; The British Library; Library of Congress; Endangered Languages Project; Amazon; Alibris; Google Books
Got suggestions? Our Source Acquisition Specialist, Julie Anderson, wants to know. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.