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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


More Citation Help

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