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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

Searching in MLA 

MLA is a key database in literary studies, and it can be a bit tricky to search at first. Watch the videos below to bypass common pitfalls:

  • Keyword Search vs. Subject Search -- NOTE: This tutorial is essential 
  • Names as Subjects  
  • How to Find Literary Criticism That Uses a Particular Approach or Method 
  • Search Tips for the MLA International Bibliography  

Search Tips for the MLA International Bibliography