Inclusion of Scholarly Web Sites

The MLA International Bibliography includes scholarly Web sites. To be included, they must

  • Be only electronic. Sites also available in print will be indexed as such with an additional note regarding site information.

  • Identify the editor, publisher, or scholarly organization with contact information. Scholars’ credentials should also be listed.

  • Contain original scholarly content or scholarly apparatus, including tools that add utility to a text.

  • Be examined by an indexer who, after applying current print criteria when appropriate, designates the site as within the scope of the bibliography.

Personal or academic departmental Web sites, blogs, or search engines will not be indexed. Relevant articles from e-journals continue to be regularly indexed in the MLA Bibliography, and listings for e-journals are also included in the Directory of Periodicals.

To bring Web sites to our attention for consideration in the bibliography, please send an e-mail that includes the URL to

Also consult the "Guidelines for Authors of Digital Resources," as established by the MLA Committee on Information Technology, before submitting your recommendations.