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Reviewers applaud clean design and clarity for novice users

ANN ARBOR, MI, January 17, 2017 – Scholars of literature have multiple options for accessing the Modern Language Association International Bibliography (MLAIB) database, but only ProQuest’s delivery of the essential tool through its newly redesigned literature platform has been named to Choice’s selection of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016. Choice says the annual list “reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.”

The redesigned ProQuest® platform for MLAIB simplifies the user experience by eliminating distractions. The change caught the attention of Choice reviewers, who note the ProQuest platform is “cleanly designed” and provides “an even clearer breakdown of subject headings for novice users.” Reviewers also like ProQuest’s inclusion of MLA Directory of Periodicals, which provides submission guidelines and publisher information for over 6,000 indexed journals and series.

“This award affirms our commitment to providing scholars with a robust, comprehensive, integrated research experience,” said Stephen Rhind-Tutt, President, Alexander Street. “We are honored that the Choice editors recognize the strengths of delivery through the ProQuest platform.”

The MLAIB is a leading annual bibliography of books and articles on modern languages and literatures, linguistics, folklore, and other related topics produced since 1921. Coverage includes literature from all over the world – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. Linguistics and language materials include history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, syntax and translation.

When used with the Literature Online® database, the MLAIB can be cross-searched with a curated collection of more than 420 literature journals; 350,000 primary works; 6,000 author biographies and other specialist literary criticism and reference resources as well as the complementary Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL).

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

17 January 2017

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