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Writing 39C: Argument & Research: How to Read Citations

Recommended resources for students working on their Writing 39C research and writing assignments.

How to Read Citations

Use Citations to Conduct Research

Bibliographies are a great source of information for your own research. If you've found a book or an article that you really like, always take a look at  the bibliography or works cited. You can use citations to find copies of the books and articles that are referenced.

A great way to do this is with UC-eLinksCitation Linker. If you have a citation and you want to find the article that it references, enter the citation information in the appropriate fields. Citation Linker will retrieve a digital copy of the article if one is available.

Otherwise, you will be able to search the library catalog for the title of the journal in which the article was published.  You will then have to locate the print journal on the shelves in the library. 

More information is available here.