Library Subscriptions and Licenses

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Print and electronic formats for libraries

Library subscribers can receive current PMLA issues electronically; 2017 subscribers will also receive all 2002–17 issues in electronic form. A subscription to the electronic version of PMLA is only $210. The electronic version allows users to view issues in searchable PDF. A print and electronic subscription is also available (see above PDF for rates).

An online archive of PMLA issues from 1884 to 2010 is available through JSTOR.

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MLA International Bibliography

Electronic format for libraries

The MLA International Bibliography is no longer available in print format. Libraries can subscribe to an electronic format of the bibliography.

Literary Research Guide, 6th ed., by James L. Harner

Electronic format for libraries and individuals

Updated regularly, the online Literary Research Guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. Choice calls it “the standard guide in the field,” and the new edition of the Guide is an important tool for librarians assisting users in evaluating reference sources in the humanities.

Entries can be looked up in WorldCat and Google Books, and the Guide offers flexible search options, as well as automatic linking to reference sources in a library’s catalog. The “Research Process” section provides expert step-by-step guidance to help researchers narrow their focus and locate resources more efficiently.

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