What is MLA?
- Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography is
usually the best index for researching literature and literary criticism
topics. MLA provides references to academic journal articles
in literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore back to 1963.
MLA is updated ten times per year.
MLA is an Ebscohost database
so it looks very much like Academic Search Premier and
has many of the same search functions. See a quick Ebscohost three
minute online tutorial if you have never used an Ebscohost database.
Why Is Searching the
MLA International Bibliography Better Than Searching Google?
How Can I Find Articles
- From the WSU Stewart library home page
(http://library.weber.edu) select the Database Finder.
This is under Quick Links on the right.
- Under "Search By Title" click on the letter"M"
- Click on MLA and MLA Bibliography
- Enter your keywords for your search
in the Find box.
- Enter author's names as last name, first, for example:
- Review subject headings for more refined searches
- Click on the titles of interest to see the full record and subject
- You may add references of interest
to a folder
- Click on the Folder Has Items
at the top right to print, save or email selected references
- Important NOTE: Most of the article references
in MLA are NOT full text
- To get the full text of articles use the following steps:
- Check the journal name in our Ejournals
to see if the article is available online in another database.
If it is available then you can continue clickeing to get
the full text online. Print, save or email according to the
instructions on the screen.
- OR order the article from an other library through Interlibrary
Loan using the Illiad
- Articles ordered through Iterlibrary loan usually arive
in a day or two and you get to keep the photocopy of the
What do I do if I can't
find what I need?
If students or faculty
have ANY problems finding resources on their topics they are encouraged
a librarian for assistance. Please call, stop by, email
or use our online chat service.