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OCLC Announces FirstSearch News

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OCLC Announces FirstSearch News

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OCLC has announced that the MLA (Modern Language Association) Directory of Periodicals, a resource that provides information on more than 4,000 journals and series, is now available at no additional charge to subscribers of the MLA International Bibliography database on its FirstSearch service. OCLC has also announced that Bibliotekstjanst AB (BTJ), a Scandinavian information and media company, now offers a direct link from its PrenNet Web service to full-text, full-image articles in the FirstSearch Electronic Collections Online service.

MLA Directory of Periodicals

The MLA Directory provides a listing for many of the journals and series indexed by the MLA International Bibliography. The listings give editorial and subscription information, including address, telephone, e-mail, editor, price, submission requirements, and advertising rates. The directory also offers indexes to editorial personnel, languages, sponsoring organizations, and subjects.

"The addition of the MLA Directory of Periodicals is a significant enhancement to the FirstSearch version of the MLA International Bibliography database," said Chuck Costakos, director of OCLC Cooperative Discovery Services Product Management. "Reference librarians and literature subject bibliographers at academic libraries of all sizes have frequently requested the MLA Directory of Periodicals as a FirstSearch enhancement. The FirstSearch implementation and indexing were developed with substantial input from OCLC member libraries."

"We are constantly working to make the MLA International Bibliography a better tool for librarians and researchers," said Phyllis Franklin, executive director of the Modern Language Association. …

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