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Using Citations to Find Books
If your citation is a book, use Franklin, the Library catalog. Franklin will help you find the library in which the book is located, and the call number.
Other important resources for finding books:
Using Citations to Find Articles
Access to Google Scholar with Penn-only links to full-text articles.
Engineering specific database that index primarily journal and conference literature.
Primary database for searching the literature of Psychology and Related Fields.
Multidisciplinary database indexing journal and conference literature. Can be used to track literature via citations.
General, multidisciplinary periodical database, indexing scholarly journals, trade, professional and design magazines, as well as news sources. Some full text is directly available.
Access to SAE Technical Papers on vehicle technology, several of which are cited in Johnson's book.
Archive of back issues of journals as well as e-books, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. JSTOR is an indepentent archive providing access to older issues of journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences. Penn Libraries generally provide access to more current issues directly from publisher websites.
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How to Read a Citation
Book citations generally show a publisher and a city of publication. Book chapters will include the title of the chapter as well as the name of the book.
Article citations have a journal/periodical title in addition to the article title. They will usually also show a volume and issue number, and may show a day and month.
This document suggests a good method of crafting effective keyword searches: