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Critical Writing Program: Craft of Prose: The Culture Code - Spring 2020: Overview

The Culture Code

Available through Penn Libraries:
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle (e-book)

Scholarly Databases

These databases will help you find scholarly articles about your topic.

Why use this guide?

This Critical Writing Program guide will help you to:

  • Read a citation
  • Find books and articles using citations and keywords
  • Choose the best scholarly resources for your topic
  • Get personalized assistance!

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.

Using Citations to Find Resources

Keyword Searching

This document suggests a good method of crafting effective keyword searches:

Getting Physical Books

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

Background Resources

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More Citation Help

To learn more about citation management and how to organize your citations see these guides: