Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography is the
premiere tool for researchers in the humanities, particularly in
literature, language, and linguistics, providing more than 1.6 million
bibliographic citations from 1926 to the present. International in
scope, it includes scholarship in English, French, Spanish, German, and
Italian, as well as other languages and covers English, American,
European, Asian, African, and Latin American literature and folklore in
MLA Basic Search allows you to enter a search term
and select any of the following categories: Words Anywhere (the
default selection), Author as Subject, Author of Article, Subject,
Article or Book Title and Title of Literary Work.
MLA Advanced Search allows you to construct more
powerful field searches simultaneously and use Boolean operators.
With the MLA Advanced Search, you can conduct a search using
a variety of criteria; this enables you to retrieve very specific
results. Three search boxes with associated pull-down menus allow
you to enter your search terms and select the appropriate fields
pertaining to your research. Searchable fields include Author as
Subject, Author of Article, Title of Literary Work, Article or Book
Title, Journal or Series Title, Genre, ISBN, ISSN, Literary Theme,
Publisher Name, Subject, or Words Anywhere. You can use Boolean
operators from the pull-down at right and establish an "and," "or,"
or "not" relationship between your search terms.
MLA Subject Search features a hierarchical subject
guide designed to help you conduct research by topic. It is usually
best to search for only one or two words at one time in order to
retrieve desired results. If you enter more than one word, enter the
most important word first.
not have to enter every word of a subject heading to get a match.
Once you have filled in your search criteria and selected Search, a
list of subject terms most closely matching your criteria will
appear. From this screen you have the following options:
you see a term that you feel describes what you are looking for,
click on the term to retrieve a list of documents that have been
indexed to that subject term.
you don't see a subject term that matches exactly what you are
looking for, click on the View Topic Tree link of the term that
most closely matches. This will take you to a new screen that
places that term in the context of broader, narrower, and/or
Modern Language Association
Directory of Periodicals Search
Gale's Modern Language Association (MLA) International
Bibliography offerings incorporate the Modern Language
Association's Directory of Periodicals, which offers detailed
information on over 7,100 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the
International Bibliography. The detailed entries include
editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation,
subscription prices and submission guidelines.
The Modern Language Association Directory of Periodicals contains
information on journals, including editorial addresses, phone
and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, subscription information, frequency
of publication, circulation figures, advertising information, submission
guidelines, and descriptions of the periodical's scope.
The Directory of Periodicals Search allows you to search by Periodical
Title, Publisher, ISSN, Descriptor, Editorial Staff, Founded Date, Place
of Publication, and Sponsoring Organization. As with the other
searches, you may combine terms with Boolean operators or limit by
language or to peer-reviewed journals to construct a more powerful
You may access MLA
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