Accessing the MLA Bibliography and Online Articles

Here's a direct link to theMLA Bibliography, but you can find other resources here:

The updated English and American literature research guide is available at:

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism <>
Contemporary Literary Criticism <>
Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 <>

These resources are accessed through Literature Criticism Online Literature Criticism Online <> site, listed separately in the “Research Databases” box on the homepage.

Also available in the same “e-Books” section are e-versions (with complete backfiles, excluding some copyrighted material in DLB) of:

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online <>
Contemporary Authors <>

The “Specialized Research Resources” page of this guide now includes a section called “Dictionaries, etc.,” featuring both print and electronic resources.


New York Times Historical Newspapers

You can also access the MLA Bibliography (and most of the articles) online in this way:

1. Go to

2. Click on Databases A to Z.

3. You’ll be asked for your network ID and password (the same ones you use for Angel). Type them in and click Enter SearchIt 

4. When you see Find a Database of Articles, type MLA into the search box and hit Enter (or click on the red GO button).

5. The Database Search List will return this link: MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO). Click on the link. You’ll get a message saying “You are about to leave MetaLib,” which you can ignore.

6. Success!  You’re now in the MLA Bibliography and can conduct your search by typing in the author’s name, the title of the work, or some other combination. If you need help on formulating search terms, click on Help in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

7. Once you have located an article that looks helpful, click on PDF Full Text Article to get the article immediately or, if the full text is not available there, click on the Find@WSU button to locate it elsewhere in WSU’s databases.

Remember: If you’re searching on “Edith Wharton” and find something in the Edith Wharton Review, all of the issues are available for free here: