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ProQuest Introduces the MLA Module for Literature Online

Posted Apr 7, 2005
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ProQuest Information and Learning has introduced the MLA Module for Literature Online, a database that provides a new look and new functionality to the Modern Language Association International Bibliography, making millions of records accessible and searchable online, along with links to full text.

Already offered by ProQuest as a standalone research tool, MLA is even more powerful when paired with Literature Online, according to the ProQuest announcement. An index to books and articles on modern languages and literatures, linguistics, folklore, and related topics, MLA covers literature from throughout the world. Literature Online brings an array of full-text primary works—more than 350,000—criticism, and reference materials to the desktop.

From a single interface, Literature Online and its MLA module provide users with:

· Single-point searching of MLA International Bibliography and the Modern Humanities Research Association's Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature

· Immediate access from citations in both indexes to articles from 150 full-text journals in Literature Online

· Access to more full-text articles via OpenURL and JSTOR links

· Integration with the extensive library of primary works, criticism, reference sources, and multimedia content in Literature Online

Even when integrated with Literature Online, the MLA module can be accessed separately when desired. Its resources include:

· Complete coverage of all date ranges, currently 1963-2004

· Searching of all MLA specialist index fields through 29 fields and limiters

· Easy-to-browse MLA thesaurus and descriptors for specialist index fields

· Additional browseable indexes (author, journal name, and more)

· Ability to save searches, access search history, and create a marked list

· Durable URLs for each record in OpenURL format

· Peer review limiters

· Results sorting in either chronological or reverse-chronological order

· Citation software support, so users can export citations to bibliographic programs

Free trials are available. Libraries may receive more information by contacting their account representative at 800/521-0600, ext. 3183 or 3452 (outside the U.S., call +44-1-223-215-512) or

Source: Proquest Information and Learning,

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