Modern Language Association International Bibliography now available as a data source within Elements

We’re very happy to announce that the MLA International Bibliography is now available as a data source within Elements. One of the most-requested non-STEM data sources within our user community, MLA and Symplectic decided to collaborate for the benefit of our mutual (and future) clients. The feature was introduced in our September release of Elements (v5.1.2), and further extends its harvesting capabilities beyond STEM subjects.

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association is an organisation of scholars of language and literature in the United States. It operates the highly-regarded database known as the MLA International Bibliography, which indexes over 2.7 million scholarly records in those fields around the world. Containing information on books, journals and websites relating to all forms of human communication, such as literature, linguistics, dramatic arts, folklore, pedagogy, printing and publishing, the Bibliography will provide a welcome data feed for subscribing institutions involved in the humanities.

More information on the MLA is available here. Elements users can also view the release notes for v5.1.2 on the support site.

Further information on Elements data sources is available here.

The automatic search features are a bonus. I really like the way the new entries arrive automatically, and all I have to do is respond to the prompt to approve them. Navigation in the new release is intuitive and friendly. Linking directly to DOIs and full text is convenient and makes it easy to access and share my own research.

Professor Penny Brothers, University of Auckland

Elements elegantly connected our multi-university system providing a
single source of truth throughout OIEx.

Tim Cain, The Ohio Innovation Exchange (OIEx)

The University measures the individual research activity of academic staff. This Measure of Research Activity (MoRA) requires the collection of publication data from faculty. Symplectic Elements supports this beautifully.

Floris van der Leest, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

[Elements] will help to bring transparency to the richness of thought showcased within non-traditional publications, providing a more holistic representation of faculties’ scholarly work.

Caleb Smith, University of Michigan

Feedback to date has been extremely positive from all levels across the University, with individual academics and colleagues actively promoting the ease of use of the system.

Rachel Baird, Research Policy Analyst, University of Liverpool