Thursday, February 23, 2017

CATQuest and MLA International Bibliography

 I have learned-definitively-that content from EBSCOHost databases will not be retrieved by using  CATQuest (the library's name for the Primo discovery tool published by Ex Libris), whether or not you sign in.

Since MLA International Bibliography is an EBSCOHost database this is important for you to know. If you use CATQuest to search for journal articles you will certainly retrieve citations/full-text articles from other vendors (e.g., JSTOR, Project Muse, etc.) that provide content duplicated in MLA International Bibliography, but not everything. Additionally, you would not locate books, book chapters, and dissertations included in MLA.

When you want to perform a comprehensive search of MLA International Bibliography (or any other EBSCOHost database), I recommend that you continue to use the actual database.