The MLA International Bibliography is a subject index for books, articles and websites
published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics.
It is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), an organization
dedicated to the study and teaching of language and literature. The electronic
version of the Bibliography dates back to 1925 and contains over 2 million
citations from more than 4,400 periodicals (including peer-reviewed e-journals)
and 1,000 book publishers. It is compiled by the staff of the MLA Department
of Bibliographic Information Services with the cooperation of more than
100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. Such
international coverage is represented by literature from Africa, Asia,
Australia, Europe, and North and South America, and while the majority
of records are from English-language publications, at least sixty other
languages are represented including French, Spanish, German, Russian,
Portuguese, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The database also has an identifiable subset of more than 100,000 records
that constitute the JSTOR
This consists of citation records for documents in JSTOR's Language and
Literature Collection as well as relevant articles from their Asian Studies collection. The documents date back as far as 1881 and contain
direct links to the full-text articles on the JSTOR website, available
to subscribers of JSTOR.
Subscription to the MLA International Bibliography also includes access
to the MLA Directory of Periodicals
database. Full text links to Project Muse journal and ProQuest Digital Dissertations are also included in this database.