FAQ

How do I search this site?

Can an individual purchase online access to the Guide?

Is the Guide updated regularly?

Where are the indexes?

How do I know if my library has a source I need?

What are my access options?

Will my subscription automatically renew?

How will I receive my username and password?

 

Enter search terms in the “Search the Site” box at the top right-hand corner of the screen or select “Advanced Search” and enter text, a name, or a title to search for a specific work.

Can an individual purchase online access to the Guide?

Yes, individuals can subscribe to the Guide through the MLA bookstore. The Guide is no longer available in print.

Is the Guide updated regularly?

Yes; see “Update Information” for a list of the changes that have been made.

Where are the indexes?

The indexes are not included on this site, although they have been used to weight the results of the search function.

How do I know if my library has a source I need?

Select “Locate in Library Catalog,” in the sidebar at the right of most citations, to see if your library owns a copy of the work you are viewing. This link appears only if your library has enabled this functionality. If you do not see the link, there are always links to WorldCat and Google Books, which will attempt to locate the title in their databases.

What are my access options?

Users can purchase either monthly or yearly access to the Literary Research Guide. Monthly users can purchase several months of access by adjusting the quantity field in the bookstore cart (e.g., a quantity of three would purchase three months of access to the site).

Will my subscription automatically renew?

There is no automatic renewal of subscriptions. Instead, users will receive an e-mail when their subscription expires that directs them to the the MLA Bookstore, where they can purchase further access to the LRG.

How will I receive my username and password?

Once you purchase access to the Literary Research Guide, please allow one business day to receive an e-mail notification with your log-in information.