Why are you being asked to write an assignment on this topic?
Tip! You might think differently about your topic once you have started researching it – this is normal! If necessary, you can redefine your topic as you go.
Reading definitions and background information helps you to understand the topic better.
It also helps you develop keywords that are needed for searching in catalogues and databases.
You can use Dictionaries to find definitions.
You can use Encylopaedias to find background information. Articles from specialised subject encyclopaedias are authoritative and often substantial.
Use MultiSearch as a starting point to search for journal articles.
To research further on your topic, use Library databases which may be subject-specific or cover many different topic areas.
These links are for specific databases for Linguistics:
There are several support services available through the university if you need assistance with writing your assignment. These include: