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Latin American & Iberian Studies

Provides annotated links to scholarly resources of particular interest to students & faculty researching at U.Va.

       Citation Management Tools

Reference managers software allows a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases.

The reference manager then works with word processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.

The University of Virginia recommend to use Zotero since this is the most recognized open source that help you to collect, organize, cite, and share your research. .



For more information about Zotero at UVA, consult the following: information:

The basics of Zotero,

What is Zotero? Zotero is a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials.



       Citing Sources

1) Documenting Sources

In the process of writing a research paper, you must document the cited sources with footnotes or/and end notes and a bibliography which appears at the end of your paper. In this bibliography you need to lists every work you have cited in your notes; in addition, it may include works that you consulted but did not cite.

To cite your sources properly, first you need to select the appropriated manual of style. Visit the library if you need to consult a print copy of one of these style guides:

  • Modern Language Association (MLA) Style Guide. (Humanities)
  • MLA handbook for writers of research papers. (Online Catalog Records)
  • Edition Location (Copy 2)
    8th ed. (2016) Alderman Ref LB2369 .M52 2016 Health Sciences Reference  LB2369 .M52 2016
    7th ed. (2009) Alderman Ref LB2369 .G53 2009 Clemons / Fine Arts/ Health Sciences Reference  LB2369 .G53 2009
    6th ed. (2003)  Alderman Ref LB2369 .G53 2003

     Clemons / Brown / Law                Reference  LB2369 .G53 2003

    More information: MLA from Purdue Online Writing Lab.,

  • Chicago Style Guide.  

    You can consult in electronic format the 17th edition 2016 ,