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Authoritative bibliographic database
Definitive research tool for modern language and literature scholars
Coverage from 1926 to present

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Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography is the leading annual bibliography of books and articles on modern languages and literatures, linguistics, folklore, and other related topics. Currently a collection of 2.5 million citations drawn from almost 5,000 journals and other key global sources, MLA adds new records for 65,000 books and articles each year. Coverage includes literature from all over the world - Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Linguistics and language topics covered in the MLA International Bibliography include history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, syntax, and translation. Other subjects that are well represented include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), teaching of language and literature, rhetoric and composition, and the history of printing and publishing.

As delivered through the ProQuest platform, MLA International Bibliography offers OpenURL outbound linking to ensure direct access from citations to full-text articles in other OpenURL compliant databases.  Other key features of the MLA International Bibliography include:

  • Searching of all MLA index fields through 29 fields and limiters
  • Easy-to-browse MLA thesaurus and descriptors for specialist indexed fields
  • Ability to save searches, access search history, and create a marked list
  • Fully searchable directory of periodicals
  • Durable URLs for each record in OpenURL format
  • My Archive feature, allowing users to create their own research area with records saved and annotated for future use
  • Citation software support, allowing the export of citations for use with bibliographic software packages
  • Cross-Search with Literature Online for customers of both
  • OpenURL and Z39.50 compliancy
  • Nine updates per year

  • Content Type: Scholarly Journals, Books
  • MARC Records: Yes
  • OpenURL Enabled: Yes

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