MLA International Bibliography

MLA International Bibliography
is the leading scholarly bibliography in world languages and literature, folklore, linguistics and film. It offers access to more than 2 million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, articles, print and electronic books, book chapters,  websites and dissertations from 1926 to the present. The MLA indexes more than 66,000 new books, articles and dissertation abstracts every year. The MLA Thesaurus and MLA Directory of Periodicals are included as fully searchable and integrated tools.

Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography is continuously updated by the staff of the MLA Office of Bibliographic Information Services and contributing bibliographers around the world and includes scholarship in more than 60 languages. It is cross-searchable with Literature Resource Center, LitFinder and eBooks (GVRL) in the Literature Resources from Gale environment.

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MLA International Bibliography includes the MLA Thesaurus and MLA Directory of Periodicals, which offers detailed information on more than 6,000 journals. The entries include editorial contact information as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

MLA International Bibliography covers academic disciplines such as:

  • Literature
  • Language
  • Linguistics
  • Film
  • Folklore
  • Literary theory and criticism
  • Dramatic arts (film, radio, television and theater)
  • History of printing and publishing


Searching the millions of citations in MLA International Bibliography is quick and efficient with search options that include:

  • Basic - Search by keyword, full citation, name of work or person
  • Subject Guide - Browse a hierarchiacal list of MLA subject terms and names allowing the user to select topics, subdivisions and related subjects
  • Advanced - Build a customized search expression by selecting specific fields of sections of each entry to search
  • Directory of Periodicals - Search literary journal details

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