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Critical Writing Program: Craft of Prose Spring 2014: Research Tools

Using Citations to Find Resources

You may already have citations of relevance to the text on which you are working. These resources will help you find an online or text version of the cited work.

Finding Reviews

These resources will lead you to appropriate book reviews.

Background Resources

These resources provide contextual information.

Getting Physical Books

First, use Franklin to identify the book's library and call number.

Searching for Books

To search for books by keyword, use Franklin, the Penn Libraries Catalog.

Multidisciplinary Databases

Subject Specific Databases

Below are additional databases focus more on specific disciplines.

Keyword Searching Worksheet

Subject Guide

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Penn Online Research Tutorial

Online guide to working with topics, finding information, and more.