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Critical Writing: WRIT 050 Drugs for Life.: Using Sources (Citing, Quoting, and Paraphrasing)

Citation Style for the Critical Writing Program

You will be using the Chicago Manual of Style for your in text citations and bibliographies. The Libraries subscribe to the Chicago Manual of Style Online. The database is fully searchable. It is easy to find the various examples that describe citation format for specific formats. 

Chicago Manual of Style Online (17th Edition) 

Understanding Citations

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.

The material for the pages on the "Using Sources (Citing, Quoting, and Paraphrasing)" tabs is taken from the guide, "Citation Practices and Avoiding Plagiarism: Examples of Paraphrase," developed by Penn Librarians, Katie Rawson and Nicole Santiago.

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.

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.

Other important resources for finding books:

Using Citations to Find Articles

If you have a complete article citation, search Articles+ to find the full text of your article.

No luck? That doesn't mean we don't have access to the article - it could be in print! Try using the PennText Article Finder as a next step. You can find PennText on the Library homepage.

To find the full-text of an article, enter the journal name into the PennText article finder. A pop-up box will give you options to access the article online, in print, or the option to request through interlibrary loan.

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