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SPN 3300 Spanish Speaking World Through Media

Una guía para ayudar a los estudiantes con sus documentos de investigación.

Citation Guides

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You'll be citing a lot of news articles for this class!  Here are two sample citations:

How to cite a newspaper from a database (like PressReader, or Ebsco):

Salinas, Lucía. "Imputaron por el intento de asesinato de Cristina a la novia del principal acusado." Clarín, 8 Sep. 2022, p.1, PressReader, 

How to cite a newspaper from a website (the newspaper's website):

Salinas, Lucía. "El avance del caso Atentado contra Cristina Kirchner: la Justicia cree que participaron más personas y ya los investiga." Clarín, 8 Sep. 2022, Consultado el 8 Sep. 2022.

If you don't see an author, just start with the title (in quotes!)  And notice that newspapers in databases have page numbers, but newspapers on websites don't. 

Also note that the newspaper website citation includes the date you looked at the site (accessed date). That is because web pages change all the time, and the site might be different or even taken down later. You don't need it for a newspaper in a database, because database articles don't change.

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:

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.

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.