The Chicago Manual of Style will be used for citation formats for work done in this course. Citations come in two varieties, depending on user preference and your scholarly community. You can find a quick guide in the the Online Manual where you'll learn about strategies, uses and formatting.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab has created a very good introduction to the major styles of scholarly methods of citation, including the Chicago Manual of Style. This introduction page provides a succinct overview of CMOS, a 'citation machine' that translates an article or URL to citation format and a handy style guide with helpful examples and style guidelines.
The Lean Library Library Access Browser Extension allows you to easily access Penn Libraries' licensed content from your laptop or desktop computer when off-campus. Lean Library also offers a mobile app version called Academic Browser for iOS. When you have this extension turned on in your browser, it will alert you to anything that you have access to as a Penn student anytime you are browsing the web--on the library's website or off.
Google Scholar allows you to link directly to Penn Libraries subscription content.
PowerNotes is a useful web browser extension that helps you gather and organize research. Add the Powernotes extension to your favorite web browser, login with your Penn email address and you'll be power-researching in no time. By using your Penn email address to create an account, you'll have access to the premium version of PowerNotes which will allow you to create more than one project at a time.
Have questions about PowerNotes? Tips, troubleshooting, and tutorials are here: https://www.blog.powernotes.com/help
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.
While citations for types of social media posts may differ in the information they include, they will usually have a URL (address of a webpage) and a hosting site/platform title in addition to the post title. Depending on the length and type of post, the citation may also include the full text of the post (Twitter) or a description of the post.
If you have a complete article citation, search Franklin from the Penn Libraries homepage to find the full text of your article.
On the next page, click Articles+ to limit your search results to articles.
No luck? That doesn't mean we don't have access to the article - it could be available in print! Try searching the Catalog for the journal name as a next step.
Select Catalog and search using the journal name. If the library owns the journal, click on the journal name and confirm that they have the proper issue/volume/date by examining the item record page. If they do, you can request a scan of the article by selecting Digital Delivery (under locations where the journal is held).
If your citation is a book, you will search Franklin from the Penn Libraries homepage.
Franklin will help you find the library in which the book is located, and the call number. You can search for a specific book by title, author, or ISBN. You can also do a keyword or subject keyword search to find books on a particular topic.
On the next page, click Catalog to limit your search results to eBooks, books, and other print material.
These databases will help you find scholarly articles about your topic.
Trouble find the right search terms? Explore search commands on this cheat sheet.
These databases will help you find articles from popular sources on your topic.
Trouble find the right search terms? Click here for a search commands cheat sheet.