How do I access Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) content?


To access Linguistic Data Consortium content, users must register an account with LDC using their Georgetown University email and have their account verified by Georgetown Library staff. 

To create an account and have it verified, please complete the following steps: 

Navigate to the user login page.

Select Create a New Account. 

On the Welcome to LDC page, select Accept if you agree with the user type screen. 


New Users Page

On the New User Registration page, use your GU email, and select Georgetown University Library on the Organization drop down menu. (Note: do not select Georgetown University Medical Center). Populate the rest of the form with your personal information for each of the required elements. 

LDC New User Registration

Once complete, select Create. 

After your Guest account is created, you will receive a confirmation email from LDC with a URL link to confirm your account. (Check your spam filter if you did not receive an email).

After registering as Guest, your account will automatically be sent to to verify your affiliation. Once the account is verified by E-Resources & Serials staff, your account status will be changed from Guest to Organization User within two business days. You will receive a confirmation email from LDC acknowledging your new User Status.
LDC Form
As an Organization User, you will have access to all of the rights of Guest Users and you gain the ability to download datasets to which Georgetown has access.

For more information on User statuses in LDC, please see:

If you have any questions about this process, or would like to check the status of your account, please don't hesitate to reach out to


  • Last Updated Jun 01, 2022
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