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SPN 352 Detective Fiction: El género negro en América Latina

MLA 8 in Zotero

You will be using MLA 8 for your citations in this class. Not every database has updated their citation list to include this format. But Zotero has! If it doesn't appear on your list, click here and get the add-on.

Citation Guides

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The MLA Handbook is available at the Information desk, along with copies of many other style guides.  Other guides to MLA are available online, such as:

Zotero Citation Manager

The zotero Citation Manager is a free, easy to use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Follow these steps to start building your own Zotero Library:

Writing Center

Elon's Writing Center will help you with understanding an assignment, brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, &  documenting sources.

Spanish Capitalization Rules

Basically, you capitalize a lot fewer words in Spanish than in English. Capitalize the first word of a title and any personal names or places (Miami, España).  DO NOT capitalize other nouns or days of the week, religions, or nationalities.

You will want to check the words the article title AND the journal title.

Example of WRONG capitalization (straight from citation builder in the catalog):

Domínguez López Ernesto, et al. “Nueva Inmigración Y Comunidad Cubana En Estados Unidos En Los Albores Del Siglo Xxi.” Migraciones Internacionales, vol. 8, no. 4, 2016, pp.105–136.

Example of CORRECT capitalization (and with fixed author names): 

Dominguez Lopez, Ernesto, et al. "Nueva inmigración y comunidad cubana en Estados Unidos en los albores del siglo XXI." Migraciones internacionales vol. 8, no. 4, 2016, pp. 105-136.