Academic Papers, an Important Source of Terminology


Finding reliable sources is one of the main concerns of a terminologist. Ideally, the source should be an expert in the field which is why academic papers are very useful as terminological references.

Here in the European Parliament, the Research Service provides access to multi-disciplinary and academic databases to which our Institution has subscribed. But there are also millions of scholarly journals available for free online, so called Open Access Journals. The Commission’s Central Library has compiled links to Open Access search tools and databases and created a portal to help us find this material.

BASEOne of the most interesting links leads to the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) where you can search for academic papers from a particular country. This feature can be extremely useful for terminologists who work in another language than the one dominating the academic world in this era of globalisation.