New Video Tutorial: “Folklore in the MLA International Bibliography on EBSCO”

The MLA International Bibliography team is pleased to announce the most recent addition to our free tutorial video series, “Folklore in the MLA International Bibliography on EBSCO,” available at https://vimeo.com/236972619

This tutorial demonstrates strategies for Folklore research making use of the Bibliography’s extensive coverage of the field, achieved and maintained through our partnership with the American Folklore Society and Indiana University Bloomington.

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Albert C. Baugh (b.1891­–d.1981) and the creation of what is now the MLA International Bibliography

In a blog post published by EBSCO, MLA archivist Liza Young traces the beginnings of what is now the MLA International Bibliography.

https://www.ebsco.com/blog/article/the-evolution-of-the-mla-international-bibliography

A timeline of the bibliography’s history from the 1920s to the present is available here.

Understanding the MLA International Bibliography: An Online Course

The MLA released today an online course to teach students the scope and purpose of the MLA International Bibliography and how to use it effectively for college-level research.

Each of the five units in the course presents a lesson, followed by progression questions to reinforce the lesson through active engagement with the bibliography, and a quiz.  

Students will receive a badge upon passing each quiz and a course completion badge upon completing all of the lessons and passing all five quizzes.

The course usually takes students 90 minutes or less to complete and requires access to the MLA International Bibliography through the institution’s library. For access to the course and related lesson plans and ideas for integrating the course into class curricula, visit the Teaching Resources on the MLA Style Center, or go straight to the course to create a free account and start earning badges.

(The current course is designed for use with the MLA International Bibliography from EBSCO. Versions designed for the bibliography on ProQuest and on Gale are planned.)

 

 

Congratulations to our 2015 MLA International Bibliography Fellows!

Congratulations to our 2015 MLA International Bibliography Fellows!

MLA International Bibliography fellowships recognize the efforts of scholars who volunteer their time and expertise to index materials as field bibliographers for the Bibliography.

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2015 awards:

Ria Banerjee, assistant professor, Guttman Community College
Linde M. Brocato, assistant professor, University of Memphis
Kerstin Carson, graduate student, San Jose State University
Johanna Denzin, associate professor, Columbia College (MO)
Nicholas Giguère, PhD candidate, Université de Sherbrooke
Melissa E. Johnson, librarian, Georgia Regents University
Jason T. McEntee, professor, department head, South Dakota State University
Victoria I. Rizo Lenshyn, PhD candidate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Tea Rokolj, Arts librarian, University of Ottawa
Bruce T. Sajdak, North American editor, ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature)

Fellowships are awarded each spring and run for three years. The MLA provides materials and training. Fellows attending training sessions at the annual MLA Convention have their conference registration fees waived. On completion of the fellowship, Fellows receive a stipend of $500 and a certificate during the awards ceremony at the MLA Convention. For more information, please go to http://www.mla.org/mla_bibliography_fel

MLA International Bibliography fellowships recognize the efforts of scholars who volunteer their time and expertise to index materials as field bibliographers for the Bibliography.

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2015 awards:

Ria Banerjee, assistant professor, Guttman Community College
Linde M. Brocato, assistant professor, University of Memphis
Kerstin Carson, graduate student, San Jose State University
Johanna Denzin, associate professor, Columbia College (MO)
Nicholas Giguère, PhD candidate, Université de Sherbrooke
Melissa E. Johnson, librarian, Georgia Regents University
Jason T. McEntee, professor, department head, South Dakota State University
Victoria I. Rizo Lenshyn, PhD candidate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Tea Rokolj, Arts librarian, University of Ottawa
Bruce T. Sajdak, North American editor, ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature)

Fellowships are awarded each spring and run for three years. The MLA provides materials and training. Fellows attending training sessions at the annual MLA Convention have their conference registration fees waived. On completion of the fellowship, Fellows receive a stipend of $500 and a certificate during the awards ceremony at the MLA Convention. For more information, please go to http://www.mla.org/mla_bibliography_fel

MLA Field Bibliography Fellowships: Application deadline April 1, 2015

MLA Field Bibliography Fellowships Application deadline: April 1, 2015 Field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and submit citations and indexing information for inclusion in the MLA International Bibliography. Fellowships are for a three-y…

Field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and submit citations and indexing information for inclusion in the MLA International Bibliography.

Fellowships are for a three-year period, 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018, and are open to scholars of any level of seniority interested in training as field bibliography fellows and able to deliver 100 citations each year. The MLA provides materials and training.

On completion of the fellowship, fellows receive a stipend of $500 and a certificate at the MLA Convention awards ceremony.

For details: http://www.mla.org/mla_bibliography_fel

National German Week, Oct. 1-7

In observance of National German Week in the United States (Oct. 1-7), we note that the MLA International Bibliography indexes more than 1200 periodicals that publish articles in German and more than 100 Websites on German culture, language, and literature.

Among the latter: the Goethezeitportal, dedicated to the study of the life, works, and times of Johann Wolfgang Goethe and hosted at the Centre of Electronic Publishing in Arts (ZEPL) at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich.

goethe site

 

http://www.goethezeitportal.de/

New Tutorial: Researching Film and Television

The MLA Bibliography is pleased to announce a new tutorial in our video tutorial series on searching the MLA Bibliography: “Researching Film and Television in the MLA International Bibliography.” Discover strategies for researching international film, television, and radio in the MLA Bibliography, from approaches to beginning research to more advanced strategies.

You can find all our tutorials on the Tutorials tab above, on our YouTube playlist page, or on our website.

Please feel free to link to our tutorials, embed them in your syllabus or LibGuides, and share them with anyone who might find them useful. Happy searching!

Now Indexing: Transformative Works and Cultures

Now Indexing: Transformative Works and Cultures Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works. TWC publishes articles about transformative works, broadly conce…

Now Indexing: Transformative Works and Cultures

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works. TWC publishes articles about transformative works, broadly conceived; articles about media studies; and articles about the fan community.

http://journal.transformativeworks.org/

NOW INDEXING: The Cine-Files

NOW INDEXING: The Cine-Files

This peer-reviewed periodical is the online journal of the Department of Cinema Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. The editors “believe that cinema – in all its eclectic forms of the past, present, and future – is both pleasurable and substantive, and we devote these pages to its passionate analysis.”


The Cine-Files
www.thecine-files.com

NOW INDEXING: The Cine-Files

This peer-reviewed periodical is the online journal of the Department of Cinema Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. The editors “believe that cinema – in all its eclectic forms of the past, present, and future – is both pleasurable and substantive, and we devote these pages to its passionate analysis.”


The Cine-Files
www.thecine-files.com

New Tutorial: “Searching Scholarly Web Sites on ProQuest”

The MLA Bibliography is pleased to announce a new tutorial in our video tutorial series on searching the MLA Bibliography: “Searching Scholarly Web Sites in the MLA International Bibliography on ProQuest.” Learn how to search for Web sites in the MLA International Bibliography on ProQuest and what they can add to your research experience.

Please feel free to link to our tutorials, embed them in your syllabus or LibGuides, and share them with anyone who might find them useful. Happy searching!


The MLA Bibliography is pleased to announce a new tutorial in our video tutorial series on searching the MLA Bibliography: “Searching Scholarly Web Sites in the MLA International Bibliography on ProQuest.” Learn how to search for Web sites in the MLA International Bibliography on ProQuest and what they can add to your research experience.

You can find all our tutorials on the Tutorials tab above, on our YouTube playlist page, or on our website.

Please feel free to link to our tutorials, embed them in your syllabus or LibGuides, and share them with anyone who might find them useful. Happy searching!