How to Subscribe to the MLA International Bibliography

Where to Find the Bibliography

From 1926 to 2008, the MLA International Bibliography was published annually in print volumes. Since 2009, the bibliography has been available exclusively online. The online version contains all current entries as well as those published in the print version. 

Three vendors provide online search platforms with access to the MLA International Bibliography: EBSCO (EBSCOhost), ProQuest, and Cengage.  If your institution has a subscription to the MLA International Bibliography through any of the following vendors, you can search the bibliography through their platforms.

If your institution doesn’t have a subscription, our vendors provide information on how to subscribe to the MLA International Bibliography on their Web sites:

EBSCO Publishing 
Overview and Link to Free Trial
General Inquiries
800 653-2726 

Gale Cengage Learning 
Overview and Link to Free Trial
General Inquiries
800 877-4253 

Overview and Link to Free Trial
General Inquiries
800 521-0600

Discovery Services

The MLA International Bibliography is currently available on four discovery-services platforms: EBSCO Discovery Service, Ex Libris Primo Central, OCLC WorldCat Local, and Serials Solutions Summon.

If you subscribe to the MLA Bibliography through one of our three vendors (EBSCO, Cengage, ProQuest) and also have one of the discovery services listed above, you can search the MLA Bibliography directly through the discovery-service interface, regardless of which vendor you use. Discovery services receive bibliography metadata directly from us and do not need to access any other vendor platform in your library’s system. You do need to inform the discovery-services provider that you are an MLA Bibliography customer and would like to include the database on their platform.

If you are having difficulty using the MLA Bibliography through your discovery service, or if you are using a discovery service not listed above and would like to connect to the bibliography, please contact us for assistance.