|S210 Second-Year Spanish Composition||F. Jehle|
Quotations and citing sources in papers
Según Ambrose, Lori E. Miodus ha escrito un buen cuento, lleno [de] ... la esperanza de una persona muy valiente.
Exception. Ordinarily you do not have to indicate your source if you are giving information that is commonly known, such as information found in virtually any dictionary or common reference work. Examples would normally include the birth/death dates of a known author or the names of works he/she published.
Translation of a title or quote. If you feel that it would benefit the readers of your work if you translated into Spanish a title or quote you have given in another language, here are some recommendations:
La más famosa de las obras de Rodríguez es Short Stories about My Chicano Friends (Cuentos cortos sobre mis amigos chicanos, traducción mía).
Example #1. If information about the author, the work involved and the page number is included in the text itself, nothing else is needed:
En la página cinco de Análisis de El mareo, McGowen afirma que Este cuento representa ....
Example #2. Only one study by the author is given in the bibliography, and the author's name is indicated in the text itself: put the page number of the work in parentheses after the reference or quote:
En uno de estos cuentos hay un hombre llamado Ali que según Mirza sin duda alguna representa ... (14). [That is, page 14 of the work written by Mirza which is listed in the bibliography.]
Example #3. Only one study by the author is given in the bibliography and the author's name is not mentioned in the text: include the author's name and the page number in parentheses after the reference or quote:
Se ha dicho que este ensayo de Haney-Russell describe los problemas que enfrenta a una mujer que está confusa sobre el amor. (Smith 125). [That is, page 125 of the work written by Smith which is listed in the bibliography.]
Example #4. The author's name is given in the text, but not the title of the work, and more than one work by this author is listed in the bibliography. For example, this individual is listed as having written both La barca vieja and ¡Buen Viaje!: Cuatro cuentos cortos nuevos. Put a short form of the title involved plus the page number in parentheses after the reference:
En su prólogo Metzger insiste en que hay aspectos universales en cuanto a las situaciones pintadas en la literatura contemporánea (Viaje viii).
Example #5. More than one work by the author is listed in the bibliography by this person, in this case two stories entitled La vida importante and Subiendo pirámides, but the the text does not indicate either the author or the work (include in parentheses the author's last name, a short form of the title of the work, and the page number):
La autora misma ha comentado la importancia de la familia en sus obras (Miller, Vida 4).
1 Footnotes notes at the bottom of the page where the citation occurs or endnotes notes at the end of the document are still used in academic articles and papers, but now are usually reserved for additional information. For more example, see the MLA style which we will follow. [Other stylesheets are used for the preparation of scholarly papers, such as the Chicago and the APA (American Psychological Association) styles.]
2 That is: 1) there
is supposedly a book named, Espejos: Comentarios
sobre diecinueve cuentos contemporáneos; 2) the editor of
the work is Fred F. Jehle; 3) the book is supposedly published by the IPFW
Fictitious Press in Fort Wayne, Indiana; 4) the publication date is listed
as 2003; 4) page numbers are as listed in the web document.
|Contact: Fred F. Jehle|
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