Director of Bibliographic Information Services at the Modern Language Association (MLA) and Publisher of the MLA International Bibliography, Mary Onorato, shared an informative presentation about how to use MLA International Bibliography with Full Text in the classroom.

Instructors are increasingly finding the Bibliography to be an excellent resource tool for teaching information literacy skills identified in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Created and maintained by a staff of subject matter experts assisted by volunteer contributing scholars, the MLA International Bibliography covers:

  • World Literatures
  • Folklore
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching of Language
  • Dramatic Arts (Theater, Film, TV, Video, Radio, Opera)
  • Rhetoric & Writing Studies

Using the Bibliography helps students build skills in the following seven areas:

  • Negotiating discipline-specific databases
  • Developing fluency in research terminology
  • Understanding different types of publications
  • Generating topics of inquiry
  • Experimenting with quantitative approaches
  • Developing understanding of disciplinary histories and practice
  • Developing discipline-specific research skills

Resources are available to make it easy for educators to incorporate the MLA International Bibliography into course curricula, including:

Looking for deeper insight into how the MLA International Bibliography with Full Text can be used at your institution? Watch this highly informative presentation by Mary Onorato.