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ELT (English Language Teaching)

This field includes the study of ESL and TESOL. This guide desires to equip students in these fields to find relevant information for their assignments quickly.

Searching for Journals

Phrase search in Journal Finder "language teach*" 

You may find relevant journal titles by searching for the above phrase in quotation marks.

Connecting Terms

Use these connectors in Library tool searches


narrows your search to include all terms connected

"student engagement" AND leadership 


broadens your search to include either/or of the search terms

(college OR university) AND "student housing" 


excludes a term from a search

(student AND vulnerability) NOT physical

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools can save time and frustration.  Zotero is an extremely useful and capable resource that also aids citation (and full-text article) organization.


  • Easy, quick, free citation manager
  • Works with PC/Mac OS's & Firefox, Chrome, Safari browsers 
  • Icon appears in browswer address bar to save citation
  • Format citation in any of 8000+ styles available
  • Find help: Getting Your Stuff into Zotero

Google Scholar

  • Easy, quick, no-download-necessary citation creator
  • Search for your article by title
  • Use "Cite" link below publication information
  • Choose from the major styles


  • Search for your resource (e.g., book, article, report)
  • Click on item title
  • Find "Cite/Export" link in upper right portion of record
  • Choose from several styles