ProQuest Introduces the MLA Module for Literature Online and Prisma Journals

Apr 12, 2005

ProQuest Information and Learning has introduced the MLA Module for Literature Online and Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas (Prisma).

The MLA Module for Literature Online is an integrated database that provides a new look and functionality to the Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography, making records accessible and fully searchable online, along with links to full text. ProQuest Information and Learning, a unit of ProQuest Company, is an electronic publisher of content for libraries and educational institutions. An index to books and articles on modern languages and literatures, linguistics, folklore, and related topics, MLA covers literature from throughout the world.

From a single interface, Literature Online and its MLA module provide users with single-point searching of two literature indexes for research and teaching, MLA International Bibliography and the Modern Humanities Research Association's Annual Bibliography of English Language & Literature (ABELL). MLA offers working papers, conference proceedings, reference works, and literature in non-English languages; ABELL includes critical editions of literary works, book reviews, and essay collections. Users can also access more full-text articles via OpenURL and JSTOR links. Even when integrated with Literature Online, the MLA module can be accessed separately when desired. Users can search MLA or ABELL individually or cross-search them by keyword, title keyword, subject (includes all MLA subject terms), author/reviewer, publication details (including MLA Series and Publisher fields), journal, and publication year. Users can also specify all citations or limit them to books, reviews, or literary works.

ProQuest has also announced Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas (Prisma), a new collection of full-text scholarly journals in social sciences and the humanities. Prisma, a resource for Hispanic and Latin American studies, was developed in cooperation with the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI). Prisma is intended to fill a critical need in libraries for Spanish-language journal content in the humanities and social sciences. It will provide digital access to the full text of many English and Spanish-language social sciences and humanities journals that are not readily available in other formats.

Full-text titles in Prisma will include: Chasqui - Arizona State University; Confluencia - University of North Colorado, Department of Hispanic Studies; Revista Hispanica Moderna - Columbia University, Hispanic Institute of the U.S.; Gestos - University of California at Irvine, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Boletín Americanista - Universitat de Barcelona, Facultad de Geografía e Historia; and Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos - Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica. The database will be available in Fall 2005 with 30 to 40 full-text journals. It is expected to grow to 60 journals soon; approximately 10 journals will be added in each subsequent year with coverage for most titles from 2000 to the present. Subscribers to both Prisma and HAPI will be able to link from HAPI to selected full-text journal content provided by ProQuest.