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SPAN 385 Race and Nation in Latin America

This guide is designed to help the students in Dr. Garcia Blizzard's Fall 2021 course with their research

MLA Style

How do I cite sources in MLA format?

MLA format is commonly used in the humanities. This is the citation style used in literature and the one Professor Garcia Blizzard wants you to use. It involves the use of parenthetical in-text citations, which means that the citation information is within parentheses beside the quoted or paraphrased information. You can get help with MLA from the following:

Citing from Databases

From MLA or Academic Search Complete (or other EBSCO databases):


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Cite from Proquest Databases


From a Proquest Database:




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Cite from Google Scholar


Zotero Bib

Zotero helps you collect, manage, and cite research sources. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word or Open Office.

To expedite the process of citation, Zotero has a browser add-on that allows you to import citation data from websites with just one click.

Also see the box below for the handout accompanying the library's Introduction to Zotero workshops.