Quick Facts

  • MLA Thesaurus and MLA Directory of Periodicals included as fully searchable and integrated tools
  • Integrated searching with Literature Resource Center and other Gale Literature resources
  • Links to full-text documents in Literature Resource Center, General OneFile or Expanded Academic ASAP
  • Find full text via Open URL link resolvers and links to library holdings and WorldCat
  • Live links to full-text journals in library subscriptions to Project MUSE and JSTOR

 

Sign up for a Free Trial »


The MLA International Bibliography provides searchable access to more than 2 million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, dissertations, and scholarly websites. It indexes materials from 1921 to the present in academic disciplines such as language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts. Coverage includes literature from all over the world — Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Gale's MLA International Bibliography incorporates both the MLA Thesaurus (Subject Guide) and the Modern Language Association's Directory of Periodicals, which offers detailed information on more than 6,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the Bibliography. Entries include editorial contact information as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.

Summary: The MLA International Bibliography provides searchable access to more than 2 million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, dissertations, and scholarly websites. It indexes materials from 1921 to the present in disciplines such as language, literature, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and the dramatic arts.

Significance: The MLA International Bibliography is the leading scholarly bibliography in world languages and literature, folklore, linguistics and film. An essential tool for researchers at all levels from high school to post-graduate studies, it supports scholarly research by providing online access  to more than 2 million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, articles, print and electronic books, book chapters, websites and dissertations published from 1921 to the present.

Source: Created by the Modern Language Association and hosted by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Updated content provided by the MLA is loaded regularly throughout the year.

Structure: With this valuable research tool, end-users can take full advantage of the highly specialized fields provided by the MLA to create tightly focused searches. It offers multiple options to broaden or narrow searches, options that link directly to full text, and it is fully integrated with the MLA Thesaurus and Directory of Periodicals.

For more information, download a Product Fact Sheet [pdf, 604 KB]

Provides fully searchable access to literature from all over the world.

Related Products

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
This unparalleled resource delivers biographical and critical information on authors in all genres, from all time periods and from around the world. Researchers can find electronic access to all volumes of the acclaimed Dictionary of Literary Biography series as well as the DLB Documentary series and the DLB Yearbook series.
Product Summary | Free Trial | Reviews & Testimonials

Literature Criticism Online
The largest curated online collection of literary criticism in the world, this resource brings together 10 acclaimed multidisciplinary series representing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.
Product Summary | Free Trial | Reviews & Testimonials

Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center is the most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers will find information on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines.
Product Summary | Free Trial | Reviews & Testimonials | Title List

Scribner Writers Online
Scribner Writers Online provides original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 authors from around the globe and from all time periods. Balancing cultural history with thorough analyses, Scribner Writers Online combines acclaimed content from four series: American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection and World and Genre Writers Collection.
Product Summary | Free Trial | Reviews & Testimonials | Title List

Twayne’s Authors Online
The acclaimed Twayne’s Authors Online series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. It covers authors, their works and literary movements from all time periods, but predominantly from the 17th through the 20th century.
Product Summary | Free Trial | Reviews & Testimonials | Title List