MLA International Bibliography is often considered the standard research database in literature, literary theory, and literary criticism. The database covers literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included.
In addition to the bibliography, the database includes the MLA Directory of Periodicals, the association's thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the bibliography. It also provides a searchable directory of noted authors' names with links to brief descriptive notes.
The database has some powerful tools to make your research easier and more precise. These are covered in the tutorials below.