Brief Chronicles indexed by MLA-IB

Brief Chronicles Managing Editor Gary Goldstein reported that Brief Chronicles has been selected for indexing in the Modern Language Association International Bibliography and the World Shakespeare Bibliography.

“Selection for indexing by two international bibliographies in the humanities demonstrates the superb quality of scholarship already to be found in Brief Chronicles,” Goldstein said. “Since this selection comes immediately upon publication of our inaugural issue, it is clear we have met the high standard expected of the scholarly community on an international level.”

The peer review journal focussed on Shakespeare authoship was launched as a free online publication in November 2009 and will be published annually. The editorial board includes 12 academics from universities in the US, Canada, and England including scholars in theater, English, law, medicine, economics, history, theater and Shakespeare authorship.

Goldstein said:

The MLA International Bibliography is the most widely distributed humanities database, being the pre-eminent reference work in the fields of literature, language, linguistics, folklore, ethno-musicology, and teaching. The database is compiled by the staff of the MLA Office of Bibliographic
Information Services with the cooperation of more than 100 contributing bibliographers in the United States and abroad. The MLA International Bibliography annually indexes over 66,000 books and articles, lists over 1.5 million citations, and is available worldwide in print, CD-ROM and online at
www.mla.org/bibliography.

The World Shakespeare Bibliography is sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., edited by Professor James Harner at Texas A&M University, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The online version is located at www.worldshakesbib.org.

The World Shakespeare Bibliography provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare published or produced between 1960 and 2010. The scope is international, extending to more than 120 languages. The more than 123,496 records in the 2009 edition cite several hundred thousand additional reviews of books, productions, films, and audio recordings.

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