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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

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MLA International Bibliography Database


Search MLA International Bibliography for scholarly articles, book chapters, journals, and books on literature, folklore, and language. Often just referred to as “MLA,” this database is an ideal place to begin researching a literary, film, or theatre topic. 




MLA Directory of Periodicals


Use the Directory of Periodicals to research possible journals to submit articles to or gather a list of journals relevant to scholarly interests.