MLA International Bibliography Guide

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MLA International Bibliography Guide
Huet, Helene
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A guide on how to navigate the MLA International Bibliography.
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1 MLA International Bibliography Hlne Huet, I. Useful Information & Links a. This is catalog, databases, research guides, course reserves, etc. For general help, you can come see us at the Research Assistance Desk in Library West, use our chat reference, Ask A Librarian: http: // or text us at 1 813 463 2283. For specific help with your French classes, my email is me. If you are trying to connect to databases off campus, you have two solutions: you can either connect through the UF proxy server, which is great i f the research you are doing is fast, or through the VPN, which is better for lengthy research sessions. For more information, follow this link: b. Research Guides For a complete list of all the research guides at UF see the follow ing link : For the French and Francophone Studies Research Guide follow this link : In this guide, you will f ind a lot of information on various subjects such as how to borrow books that are not at UF, what books we have recently acquired, the latest news from major French and Francophone newspapers digital project s currently being developed, etc. c. Project Starters: This link is good to have for any projects you might work on in your various classes. If you are is a great tool. It links to a few important databases with explanations of what they give you access to These include G enera l databases, mostly for scholarly articles, Hot Topics da tabases, and News and Newspapers databases which are very useful if you are looking for information that was published in the press, either recently or in the past (including the deep past!) Lastly it links to OneSearch, which searches all of our collections though you can also access this from


2 II. MLA International Bibliography One of the feature s o f the research guide is a tab linking to databases that will be very useful for writing your French papers Among all of these databases is the MLA International Bibliography. This database provides comprehensive coverage of literary criticism for literature worldwide. There are many ways for you to custom ize your search. Do you want a book or a journal article ? Are you searching for a keyword, a title, an author? In which language? Small tip : Search by S ubject rather than K eyword for a more precise search. A search by keywords means you are searching all searchable fields such as subject terms, abstract, title, author of publication, and other information.


3 You can also change the parameters on the page displaying your search results. Do you want to exclude dissertations? Only look at peer reviewed journal articles? Only look at what has been published the last 10 years? Only search for materials in French? You can decide and modify your search that way. You can arrange to have the search results displayed by author, relevance, source, or date P age O each entry. Some entries have abstracts which sum up the content of an article or a book. Use folders to email, print, or save items


4 any and all digital re source (Please note: Find it @UF only looks for online / digital resources so for books or journals that only exist in physical format [i.e. non eBooks and non online journals ] you will have to search the catalog for this item using its title or ISBN /ISSN ) If UF does not have you can submit an Interlibrary Loan request (see image 4 ) you then have three pickup location options for books : Main Campus (Library West) Health Science C enter Libra ry or Legal Information Center Articles will be delivered to you as a PD F to download. In this case we do have the book but I had to search for it using its ISBN. If we request it through ILLIAD or UBorrow.


5 Once you select your pickup place and login to ILLIAD (The Interlibrary Loan Service), the database will populate the form with all the information needed to request the loan. At that point, a ll you have to do is send the request. To log in to ILLIAD, you will need you r Gator ID number so have that on hand. The page is automatically populated. What you may want to change is the an item after a certain date.


6 UF is also part of UBorrow, which is a system that allows you to borrow materials directly from other libraries in the state of Florida university system. What that means is that you can borrow books (no t journal articles) from any library in Florida that would have them. If a library in Florida has the book, you will see a sign telling you so when you search for an item in the catalog. password. After that, just like for ILL IAD it will ask you where you would like to pick up your item: Main Campus (Library West) Health Science Center Libra ry, or Legal Informatio n Center. Place your request and you are done.