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*Argument & Inquiry Seminars

Building context and doing research during your first term on campus.

Find That Book?

Book citations generally have an author's name, a book title (in italics), and a place and year of publication. Citations to chapters in books will include all of these things with the addition of a chapter title (before the book title, and in quotations marks) and an editor's name (after the book title).

citation example

  1. Look up the book title to see if we have what you're looking for.
  2. If we don't you can order the book via Interlibrary Loan and we'll get it to you from another library as quickly as possible (generally about a week).

"Can I Get This Article?"

The authoritative source (besides talking to a librarian) on Carleton's journal subscriptions is the Journals List.  When you have identified a journal article that you want to read, follow the steps below.

Find That Article?

Article citations generally have an author's name, an article title (in quotation marks), a journal title (in italics), volume and issue numbers, a year of publication, and page numbers.

citation example

  1. Use the Journals List below to see if we have access to the Journal (the name in italics) you need, and that we have access to the year you need.
  2. If we don't, order the article (using the "request a photocopy" form) via Interlibrary Loan and we'll get it to you from another library as quickly as possible (generally a few days to a week).