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MLA International Bibliography

Principles for searching electronic indexes:

  • Identify keywords (literature, literatura, entremés, theatre, teatro etc.)
  • Find out if a phrase needs quotations (depends on the database) (if in doubt, click on the HELP button to find out how to effectively search a database).
  • Find out how to get different word endings. For example, is * (an asterisk) used for different word endings or is it ? (a question mark)
  • Look for subject headings or descriptors in a useful record for more keyword ideas.
  • Selecting the Get it @Queen's button does NOT imply that the article will be online/fulltext.

Points to Remember:

  • Look for the year you want and record its location and call number. Journals can be on microfilm, paper, or online in fulltext. Current print journals (periodicals) and Bound journals are on the 2nd floor of Stauffer Library.
  • To improve a search, check the descriptors or subject headings in the record.