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Although never named as such, the landscape of Sanremo was a constant visual source for Calvino's fiction. In its recognizable pattern of sea-city-hills, it appears in sixteen works written over a period of thirty two years. Italo Calvino and the Landscape of Childhood is an analysis of the criteria of representative (and of representational distortion) of a descriptive motif (...read more)
Female identity and the female body in Italian women's writings : 1900--1955 (Sibilla Aleramo, Enif Robert, Paola Masino and Alba de Céspedes)
Author: Rorandelli, Tristana
Publication Info. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest LLC, 2007
Colby Miller Stacks | Call No. PQ4055.W6 R67 2007
Italian Brigands Surprised by Papal Troops, Horace Vernet, 1831, at the Walters Museum
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Tips for Using MLA International Bibliography
1. Take advantage of folders and the ability to export citations in MLA format.
2. Set search limits before you begin searching so that ALL your results are from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals or books.
3. Use the "Names as Subjects" function to isolate a set of articles about the author you are working on; then refine your search by adding Subject Terms.
4. NEVER GIVE UP! Almost every article will be available to you either online, on mcrofilm, in print, or through Interlibrary Loan.
Example of MLA Style on a Works Cited page for an article retrieved from a database:
Stuart, Christopher. "William Maxwell's So Long, See You Tomorrow and the Autobiographical Impulse." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 47.3 (2006): 261-73. MLA International Bibliography. Web. 17 January 2013.
thus the formula is:
Author. "Title of Article." Title of Journal volume #. issue # (year): page numbers. Name of Database. Web. Date
of access [day month year].
More Examples and explanations at Purdue's OWL site:
Citations show the research path someone took to develop an idea, and they provide leads for other researchers to discover information in related resources.
"When to cite?"
You need to cite when you directly quote someone else, and it's also important to cite when you refer to another person's ideas or when you outline someone else's argument or line of reasoning.