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SPAN 221 Introduction to Methods of Literary Analysis in the Hispanic World

This guide aims to support SPAN 221 (Winter 2024) students with their Group Project: Critical Edition Assignment. Use it to identify how to use UBC Library website, catalogue and databases.


The UBC Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication ( CWSC)  is located in the IK Barber Learning and provides resources and tools to help you to succeed with writing papers.



Citations, also known as references give credit to others for their work and ideas and allow readers to track down the original work if they choose.

Whenever you use someone else's words, images or ideas in your paper or presentation, you must indicate that this information is borrowed by citing your source. This applies to written sources you've used, such as books, articles and web pages, as well as other formats, such as images, sounds, TV/film clips, and DVDs. Failure to cite such sources may be considered plagiarism. Avoid distress and embarrassment by learning exactly what to cite – the who, what, where and when of your source!

For help with citation, please see the UBC Library How to Cite Guide

Citation Styles

Here you will find all UBC Library Guides: Citation Styles. Use the guides to look for examples, tips and instructions on creating your citations and reference lists.

Citation Management Tools

Citation Management

Managing research citations is an essential part of the research process. Citation management tools can help you to:

  •     organize your research all in one place
  •     avoid plagiarism by tracking your research path
  •     create in text citations with the click of a button(s)
  •     easily format and re-format bibliographies and in-text references: a great tool for quickly changing formats for submission different journals.

The UBC Library Research Commons offers workshops and 1-1 help with popular citation management tools such as Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks and EndNote.