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ENGL 202 Science Fiction Research: Using MLA International Bibliography

A guide for Spring 2021 ENGL 202 students to learn how to research and cite.

Interlibrary Loan

Many of the items in MLA International Bibliography will not be immediately available. This does not mean you shouldn't use it. If you need any item, place a request for it with the "Check Gonzaga Libraries for full text options" button.

This searches the catalogue and all other databases to see if we have the title available in other locations. If not, we will order it for you from another library. It usually arrives within 24 hours!

In MLA International Bibliography, when you find an article you like, it might be confusing to figure out what parts are important, as most items do not have an abstract or PDF available. A typical record would look something like this:


Clicking on "Check Gonzaga Libraries for full text options" will help you find a copy of the article which will either be in our catalog or through Interlibrary loan. Similarly, on the right hand column, you can select, "Cite" in order to get a quick citation in several common formats, including MLA.

The Subject Terms at the bottom can also help you find similar articles that are related to the article you found. This one has the following terms, "Literary career", "social attitudes" and "genre conventions". If you click on any of those, it will pull all the articles in the database labeled with the same subject terms. It can be helpful to look at these therms and combine them with your author or work. For example, to combine social attitudes and science fiction, etc.