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WR150: Temples, Shrines, & Bathhouses: Religion in the Roman Empire

https://library.bu.edu/templesshrinesbathhouses (Possiel)

Citing Sources

Why cite?
1. to recognize and credit an author’s work and ideas.
2. to enable the reader of your paper to find the article (or book, etc.) and read it.
3. to avoid possible copyright and plagiarism problems.

 

Most of the databases provide item citations in several styles.  Choose the course-required style.

Who has cited the article (or book)? Cited reference searching.

Finding out who has referred to your article connects you to the scholarly “conversation” or discussion of the topic.  You might find articles that agree and other articles that disagree with your author’s methodology, interpretation, conclusions, etc.   After reading a few articles and reflecting on their point of view, you will be able to draw your own conclusions about the authors' perspectives.

Web of Science: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) 
Cited Reference Search.  (branham j* 1992

Google Scholar See Cited by #.

How Was the Book Reviewed? Masterful! Flawed!

Books are reviewed by scholars and researchers working in the same general area.  
Some book reviewers might be from another discipline and have a different perspective.

Book reviews are published as journal articles or by scholarly institutions.  

  
In the BULS search box, type (or copy/paste) the complete title of the book.  Apply Filter=Reviews.

  Example:  Between Pagan and Christian

Plagiarism

Your professor will review plagiarism with you.  The website below provides examples of how to paraphrase and correctly cite the original source.

Evaluating Sources

When you Google for sources, be sure you understand where they come from!

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