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Eastern Washington University Libraries


This guide is for Spanish 320, 321, and 491, to aid in locating sources in Spanish.

Help Generating a MLA Citation

Note that you will have to make modifications to the results to comply with MLA in español, such as changing the capitalization and changing Works Cited to Bibliografía.

Here are some methods to generate a basic MLA citation of a specific book or article. Be sure to double-check the citation for accuracy! You still need to know MLA style. Note: The latest MLA style is 9th, but there are very minor changes between 8th and 9th.

Useful websites for MLA:


Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Copy/paste the title of the book or article into the Google Scholar search box above. (I would suggest the "title of the work" in quotes, and if the title isn't long, last name of the first author ) If Google Scholar has a record for it, look for the Google Scholar icon for cite a source - end quotation markjust below the citation or abstract. This will bring up a generated citation.


EWU Library Catalog

The EWU Library Catalog has a built-in citation function. Look for the icon quotation mark labeled Citation.


Zotero & Mendeley - Free Citation Managers

  • Zotero is a free, open-source citation manager. Desktop versions and plug-ins for browsers. Lots of built-in help under Documentation.
  • Mendeley is another free citation manager. It's one that many STEM faculty and students are using.

Cite a Website?

These are a couple of free online resources that will attempt to generate an MLA citation from a URL. How much it can supply depends on how well the website was created using metadata. You'll still need to verify the capitalization, etc. for Spanish-language MLA.