Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 13:13:01 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: CD-ROM Bibliographies
After reading the exchanges here and listening to some lackluster debate on
Jesse Jackson's show yesterday in regard to English Only, I had to fire off
a piece this morning for the local newspaper about my failure to see the
unified culture of America, but now I have to go to work.
The Problem: The CD-ROM version of the MLA Bibliography is horribly
expensive. Indeed, it is so expensive (over $2000 per year) that my
college (and I'm sure many others) has has not been able to purchase it.
My university system has tried to get it licensed for the entire system,
but no one's had any success in budging the MLA.
The Question: When I was in graduate school, I always double-checked my
bibliography work in literature against the entries in the MHRA annual
bibliography, which seemed to be as thorough as the MLA bibliography was in
the late 1970s. Is the MHRA bibliography available on CD-ROM? Is it
cheaper than the MLA bibliography?
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu