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Database: MLA International Bibliography & Directory of Periodicals

A guide to searching and using the MLA International Bibilography and the MLA Directory of Periodicals at Washington University in St. Louis

The Directory of Periodicals


The MLA Directory of Periodicals is simply is a searchable listing of publication information about the journals included in the MLA Bibliography. The Directory of Periodicals is searchable by keyword and subject, so it can be used to discover what journals exist about particular topics.  


The Directory also has facts about each publication including its scope, the submission process, the number of subscribers, the publisher, and whether it is peer reviewed.  

Discover Journal Titles in Your Subject Area


To discover journal titles and resources in your subject area, Select SCOPE or SUBJECT MATTER in your search and enter a broad subject matter such as French Literature.  Consider browsing the INDEXES located at the top of the screen for recommended terms to search.

To view currently published sources, limit to Journal Actively Indexed in your search:


Discover Publication History and Circulation Information of Sources


Click the Journal Title/Source Hyperlink to find out the journal's publication history, circulation statistics, submission guidelines and more.