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LALIS 497:: Representations of the Spanish Civil War: Writing and Citing

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  •  Names of key persons, authorities, cases, places, or events;
  •  New terms you discover in titles, abstracts, or articles that might be helpful in searching for other sources.
  •  Saving search results to an electronic file, for easier searching and sorting later.

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MLA Core Elements of a Citation

In the new model, the work’s publication format is not considered. Instead of asking, “How do I cite a book [or DVD or Web page]?” the writer creates an entry by consulting the MLA’s list of core elements—facts common to most works—which are assembled in a specific order. The MLA core elements appear below:
[From: MLA Website]

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