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Spanish Linguistics : Research and Citation Tips

Primary and Secondary Sources

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Citation Styles and Citation Managers

Citation Styles and Citation Managers such as  EndNote, EndNote Basic, Mendeley, or Zotero are software tools for managing your citations.  Citation Managers will help you:

  • Create and organize a personal research database
  • Download citations from online databases
  • Format bibliographies and citations in papers
  • Share your citations with others

Plagiarism

Information on how to avoid plagiarism from UW-Madison's Writing Center.

For additional information, please watch this video made by the UW School of Journalism.

Tips for Searching

AND, OR, NOT (Keyword Boolean)

  • Use AND, OR, NOT to combine search terms
  • Use quotation marks to indicate phrases: "Divina Commedia"
  • Use opening and closing parentheses to group search terms
  • Use ? or * to truncate: donna? or donna*  (will find singular and plural forms). Note that the use of truncation symbols vary in each database or catalog.
  • There is no need to write with diacritics (accents, tildes, etc.)

Examples:

Celestina AND (tema? OR critica?)

Fernando de Rojas AND “Celestina”

“Teatro” AND "comedia" AND Spain

"social aspects" AND “Spanish literature”

Spanish AND "clitic placement"