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					MLA International Bibliography



1. Coverage
The MLA International Bibliography is an index to journal articles and books on
literature, language, linguistics and folklore from 1963 to the present. Although it
does not contain the full text of the articles, it enables you to check which ones
are available in the Learning Centre either in print or electronically.


2. Access
Log in to UDo:-

1. Go to www.derby.ac.uk/udo
2. Enter your University username and password
3. Click on „See list of Athens resources‟. This takes you directly to the Information
   Resources page of University of Derby Electronic Library (UDEL)
4. Click on Indexes & Databases
5. Go to MLA International Bibliography from the alphabetical list and click on UDo
   password to log in
6. When the Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections page appears, click on MLA
   International Bibliography and then on Search


3. Searching
Basic searching
Just type your keywords into one of the search boxes and click on Search.

Search tips
When you do a keyword search, do not type in your essay title or sentences. Just
use keywords that express what you are looking for. Think carefully about the
words you use and try alternatives (for example fiction as well as novel). Be
aware of American terminology and spelling, as well as British.

If you find too many results, you can combine search words using and to make
your results more precise. For example:
        gender and fiction and women
If several words express the same concept, you can search them together
using or to save repeating the search several times. For example:
       Fiction or novel

You can use an asterisk* to truncate a word e.g. gothic* searches both gothic
and gothicism.

You can use a question mark to replace a letter in a word e.g. wom?n
searches for both woman and women.

If you are not sure what to terms to type in a search box, you can click on the
relevant “Select from a list >>” and you can then select from the list of search
terms shown. You can type more than one search term in a box.


Searching by subject
This may give more precise results than searching by keyword. Type a word
or phrase describing the subject in the Subject – All box and click on Search.

Subject searching has a “Select from thesaurus >>” option allowing you to
select subjects from a list and also to look for related, broader or narrower
terms.


Searching by Author as Subject
This search finds information about an author. Type the name of the author in
the Author as Subject box, surname first. Capitals and punctuation don‟t
matter e.g. Waugh evelyn


Searching by the title of a literary work
Type the title in the Author’s Work box.


Searching for criticism by a particular author
Type the name of the author in the Article Author box, surname first.


Searching by Author as subject
This search finds information about an author. Type the name of the author in
the Author as Subject box, surname first. Capitals and punctuation don‟t
matter e.g. Waugh evelyn


Searching by the title of a literary work
Type the title in the Author’s Work box.
Searching for criticism by a particular author
Type the name of the author in the Document Author box, surname first.


Searching for information in a particular journal
Type the name of the journal in the Journal box.


Limiting your search to books or journals
Use the “Limit to” check boxes at the bottom of the screen if you only want to
find books, articles in books or journal articles (please note we are not able to
obtain the dissertations listed in MLA).


4. Viewing your results
Click on the title, in blue, of any of your results to get to the „full record‟ screen,
which gives you more information about the item, but not the full text.

The Publication Type section confirms whether the item is a Journal article, a
book article (or chapter), a dissertation etc

The Publication details section tells you what journal or book the item is
published in, including the page numbers and date.

Click on Next Record at the top of the screen to go on to the next item or Back
to Results to go back to the list.


5. Printing and e-mailing records
Select the records that you want to print out by clicking where it says “add to
marked list” on the full record page, or in the box next to the item number on
the results page.

When you have selected all the ones that you want, click on Marked List at
the top of the screen.

 Select whether to email, print or download (select download in plain text
format).


6. What’s available in the Learning Centre?
The instructions below explain the linking from MLA to our own catalogue, so
you can easily see what is in stock here. However some publications cannot
be checked in this way and please note that this linking doesn‟t always give
completely accurate results.
Books
If you find a book that you‟re interested in, click on

On the next screen click on the link to the University of Derby Library holdings
(under the title of the book). For example:

Request information about this book : New Approaches to the Literary
Art of Anne Brontë
      search at University of Derby Library holdings



Book articles
If you have found useful articles in books the record will give the author and
title of the article, then give the details of the actual book in italics e.g.:

Bradley, James: "Body Commodification: Class and Tattoos in Victorian
Britain"
In (pp. 136-55) Caplan, Jane (ed.) , Written on the Body: The Tattoo in
European and American History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2000. xxiii, 319
pp.. (2000)

Check whether this is in stock by clicking on                        .

On the next screen click on the link to the University of Derby Library holdings.



Journal articles
To see if an article is in stock click on                      .

This firstly checks whether we have electronic access to the journal, in which
case a link is given.

If we don‟t have electronic access another link Search for a printed copy in the
Library Journals Catalogue enables you to check whether we have a paper
copy in stock. Printed journals are kept in the rolling stack on the lower
ground floor.



7. What if we don’t have the item?
Items not stocked here can be obtained through our Inter-library Loan system.
It is recommend that you also check the authors and titles of books, or the
titles of journals, on our catalogue yourself before putting in your requests.

Inter-library loan forms are available at each of the service desks. Requests
cost £2 each and can take up to 3 weeks so please take this in to account
when planning your work.


8. To exit
Click on End session, written in very small letters, at the bottom left of the
screen.


9. For further information, contact:
Richard Swift is the member of staff with special responsibility for English.
His contact details are:-

Kedleston Road Learning Centre
Tuesday (all day), Thursday morning and Friday morning
Tel. (01332) 592125

Britannia Mill Learning Centre
Monday and Wednesday (all day), Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon
Tel. (01332) 594061

Or by e-mail at r.swift@derby.ac.uk