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The MLA International Bibliography (MLAIB), published by the Modern Language Association, covers scholarship published since the 1920s in literature, linguistics, folklore, literary theory and, since 1998, rhetoric and composition. It is also an important resource for the non-technical aspects of theater and film studies, cultural studies, critical theory, and the history of printing and publishing. Only bibliographic citations are included; there are no abstracts. Citations are primarily to journal articles, books, essays in multi-author collections, dissertations, and conference proceedings. MLA offers easy searching by keyword, author, and subject (characters, literary themes, etc.) and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from JSTOR’s language and literature collection (full text) as well as some additional links to full text.

Caveat! MLAIB is not a full-text database; however, all citations are accompanied by a link, Check Article Linker for more information, which will let you know how to access the full text.

For additional database descriptions and search tips, see Finding journal articles for Literature & Linguistics:


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
You can request a book from another CSU library by using the Request button in CONSULS (you must be in the record for the book in order to access this feature).

If you need to request journal articles from any other source, or books from non-CSU libraries, you can use the online forms provided on the Library website. You will be notified by telephone or e-mail (you select this option on the form) when the books or journal articles arrive. Interlibrary Loan books may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

How to Use ILLiad ( Interlibrary Loan) at ECSU

Several key Shakespeare publications are available via Library Databases:

Shakespeare in Southern Africa
Articles, commentary & reviews on all aspects of Shakespearean studies & performance, with a particular emphasis on the response to Shakespeare in South Africa. Bibliographic Records from 07/01/1994 to present; Full Text:

from 1/01/2001 to 1/1/2009 in Academic OneFile and General OneFile
from 1/01/2003 to 2010 in Academic Search Premier


Shakespeare Quarterly

Essays and book reviews devoted to William Shakespeare published by the Folger Shakespeare Library. Full Text:

from 1950 to Spring 2009 in JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Archive Collection
from Winter 2001 to present in Project MUSE - Standard Collection

Shakespeare Studies
An international volume of essays, studies and reviews dealing with the cultural history of early modern England and the place of Shakespeare's production in it. Full Text:

from 1/01/1975 to 2010 in Academic Search Premier
from 1/01/1997 to 2010 in Academic OneFile, Educator's Reference Complete, General OneFile and InfoTrac Student Edition

Shakespeare Survey
Thematic issues on various aspects of William Shakespeare; interpretation, the comedies, the Roman plays, poems and music, `Macbeth,' characterization; lists of books received. Bibliographic Records: 1/1/1994 to 2010.

Last Update: October 12, 2011