Monday, August 24, 2015

MLA-created Tutorials for MLA International Bibliography

With minor changes, this is a re-post of a message I originally sent in December 2014. I think it's worth another mention at the beginning of a new semester.

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has created short (@ 4 minutes) tutorials for searching the MLA International Bibliography. Look for the tutorials for the EBSCO version.
Here is the URL for the page where you'll see the list: MLA Bibliography Search - Tutorial Videos

In this list you'll also find a video overview of the MLA Directory of Periodicals as well as one for "Researching Film, Television, and Radio."

Another video tutorial of possible interest is "Researching Rhetoric and Composition in the MLA International Bibliography". Learn about the variety of scholarly works published about rhetoric and composition indexed in the bibliography and how you can most effectively search for them.

Feel free to embed any or all of these videos in your course Blackboard sites.

Finally, I'm always happy to meet in-person with individuals or groups of students to provide basic or more advanced help  for searching MLA International Bibliography.