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Resources for students


In general: 

  • Form to testify that a paper is your own workDownload
  • Voice of the Shuttle: Link. Resources for any subject and aspect of the humanities and social sciences.

  • Research databases licensed to the University: Link. Access on campus, at home via a VPN connection.

  • IAAK Evaluation criteria for term papers (and BA/MA Thesis): Download
  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED): Link. Access only from the university network, accessible via VPN.

  • Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Bonn: Link.
    • Fachliche Suche Anglistik: Link 
    • Online-Tutorial Anglistik: Link
    • Schulungsangebote der ULB: Link
  • Project Gutenberg: Link. Free download of literary texts whose copyright has expired.
  • Early Canadiana Online: Link. Free download of early Canadian literary texts.
  • Advanced use of search engines/catalogues: Link.
  • Digibib: Link. Researching scholarly texts in libraries in Bonn, Germany, and beyond; Fernleihe.
  • Foxit Reader: Link. Pdf reader that allows you to edit documents: highlighting and commenting.
  • Campus licence Citavi: Link. Software/Plugin for Firefox and MS Word to manage bibliographical data.
  • Zotero: Link. Plugin for Firefox and MS Word to manage bibliographical data.





  • BAEL Student Resources: Link

  • Linguist List: Link Comprehensive resource for linguistics.

  • Linguistics style guide IAAK / Guidelines for writing a term paper or thesis in linguistics 8th version (updated Oct 2020): Download.

  • Research Center for Empirical Pragmatics (RCEP): Link


English Language Practice

  • Merriam Webster Online Thesaurus: Link.

  • TOEFL: Link. Certificate of English language proficiency.

  • IELTS: Link. Certificate of English language proficiency.

  • The Guardian (Online): Link.

  • The New York Times (Online): Link.