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SPAN 2140: Survey of Modern Spanish Literature (Spring 2016): Is it a bird
or a plane?

This is a guide for Prof. Julia Chang's Survey of Modern Spanish Literature class, Spring 2016

Understand citations

Learn to read citations closely in order to figure out where to search for your sources in the Library catalog or databases.

First example

Shershow, Scott Cutler. Puppets and Popular Culture. Ithaca, 1985.

Is this a book, an essay, or an article published in a journal?

Second example

Zipes, Jack. "Toward a Theory of the Fairy Tale Film:  The Case of Pinocchio."  In Happily Ever After:  Fairy Tales, Children and the Culture Industry, 61-87.  New York:  Routledge, 1997. 

Look closely at the citation above. Is  "Toward a Theory of the Fairy Tale Film:  The Case of Pinocchio" the title of a book, or a chapter or the title of an essay?

Reading citations

Third example

Thoughts about this one?

Sloan, Aisha Sabatini. "The Strong Man and the Clown."  The Southern Review 49:1, 122-134.