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Spanish 521 Latin American Perspectives : Citation Help

This guide is designed to support Ms. Munoz-Fernandez's Spanish 521 course.

When to Use Citations

You must use citations when:

  • You use a direct quote from a resource.
  • You paraphrase a sentence or paragraph from a source.
  • You use an IDEA from a source that is not common knowledge.

When in doubt, cite it!

Online Citation Help

Plagiarism FAQ

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Plagiarism as:

The action or practice of plagiarizing; the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one's own, of the ideas, or the expression of the ideas (literary, artistic, musical, mechanical, etc.) of another.

Save time with a Citation generator

The only people who really love the complexities of accurate citation format are (some) scholars and (some) librarians.  For the rest of us, citation generators can help keep track of sources and produce a correctly format bibliography in the appropriate style.

Try this excellent tool:

NoodleBib is a bibliographic citation and notes management tool.  It supports you in creating citations for various source types in the appropriate style, and also helps you keep those citations associated with the notes that you take on the sources you use.  It is simple to use and will save you time.

MLA Style Citation

For this course, you will be using the style from MLA (Modern Language Association). 

The following handouts will help you prepare and understand how to use the MLA Citation.  However, feel free to contact Ms. Pei if you have further questions.

  • Bibliographic Information Recording Grid
  • MLA Style - Electronic Sources
  • MLA Style - Print Sources

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Come to the Help Desk for further help when needed.