Due to MLA’s exclusive agreement with EBSCO, the MLA International Bibliography database is no longer offered for sale by ProQuest. ProQuest will continue to support this database as usual throughout 2019, including regular content updates, and the MLA will be available on the ProQuest platform throughout 2019. For discovery, as a reminder the MLA collections will be removed from the Primo and Summon indexes on March 28, 2019 and November 4, 2019, respectively. In support of our discovery customers, we have created a coverage report for the MLA International Bibliography, available from the Ex Libris KnowledgeCenter.
The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926. The electronic version includes the Bibliography's entire print run, and currently contains more than 2 million records. In addition, the MLA Directory of Periodicals gives full information on over 7,100 journals and book series.
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The MLA International Bibliography covers scholarship dealing with the following fields:
The bibliography indexes published items in a broad range of media: while the most common materials listed are books, book articles and journal articles, the bibliography also lists electronic materials. Coverage includes:
The following categories are not included in the bibliography:
The MLA Directory of Periodicals contains all information available on the journals and series on the bibliography's Master List of Periodicals. This information has been gathered by the MLA staff with the cooperation of MLA bibliographers and the editors represented in these listings. Over 7,100 titles are included; of these, over 4,400 are currently indexed. The entries list editorial addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, frequency of publication, descriptions of the periodicals' scopes, circulation figures, subscription prices and addresses, advertising information, and submission guidelines. The directory also provides statistics on how many articles and book reviews the periodicals publish each year, as well as how many are submitted.
Any regularly published journal available to libraries or universities that publishes articles on language, literature, or folklore with some frequency is eligible for inclusion on the Master List. Any series that includes books on language, literature, or folklore, regardless of the frequency of the series, is also eligible.