Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: May 01, 2019     Views: 22

The MLA International Bibliography is a very comprehensive index for research works on literatures and languages.  It can be accessed from the DATBASES A-Z  link on the Library homepage.

The database contains citations for secondary works in: 

  • World literatures, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South Americas.
  • Linguistics
  • Dramatic arts (film, radio. television, theater)
  • Folklore
  • Rhetoric and composition

Dates of Coverage

  • 1926 to present

Full-Text Access

  • MLA Bibliography  itself does not contain the full text of the items it indexes. 
  • While the bibliography itself does not contain the full text of the items it indexes, it provides a number of ways to link easily from a citation to the full text in another location.

Options for Searching the Bibliography: 

  • Literary authors and their works (e.g. William Shakespeare; Hamlet)

  • Subject terms, including people, characters, places, periods, movements, and subject matter (e.g.,"william shakespeare", "feminism")
  • titles of articles, books, and other scholarly works
  • language of publication (e.g. "french language")
  • date of publication (e.g. 2014, 2005 -2015)
  • limit to peer-reviewed journal articles

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