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Kate Z.
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Subject: Writing

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I'm writing my first paper for my Anthropology class, and my professor wants us to use the American Anthropological Association style for the citations. I'm used to being able to use the citation button in places like JSTOR, but this style isn't an option! How do I cite something like http://www.jstor.org/stable/538740 ?

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You can see an overall guide to American Anthropological Association style (also abbreviated "AAA") at the organization's website, https://www.americananthro.org/StayInformed/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2044. To get started with your citation here, you could use a tool like http://www.citationmachine.net which even lets you search for the article, and then confirms the article info and citation style with you. The main purpose of a citation is for other people reading your writing (including your future self) to be able to find what you're talking about. Even when using tools like JSTOR's, always be sure to proofread your citations just to be on the safe side; a mistyped issue number can cause a lot of confusion later!

Subject: Shakespeare

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I need to write about how some different scholars have written about Beatrice's "I will eat his heart in the marketplace" line in Much Ado About Nothing, but I've combed through a lot of material without a lot of results -- and my paper is due tomorrow. How can I get some starting points?

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Kate Z.
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JSTOR's Understanding series links lines in many of Shakespeare's plays to articles in JSTOR which quote them; you can see the nine articles that quote this line at: https://www.jstor.org/understand/work/shakespeare/much-ado-about-nothing#anchor-%2F%2F*%5B%40id%3D'line-4.1.320'%5D. With those articles as a starting point, you might also be able to find more articles by looking to what these writers cite -- or who cites them, which you can see to a degree by looking up the articles in Google Scholar.

Subject: Library and Information Science

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I need to look at several plates from a book called Griechische und römische Porträts by Heinrich Brunn, which was published some time around 1912. How can I do that?

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Kate Z.
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Since 1909 is outside of copyright, there is a good chance we can find a copy already digitized. I ultimately found this by searching https://zenon.dainst.org, a catalog of materials from Bibliotheken des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. If you search for the title from the main page, you will find that while the search results are mainly for physical items, many have an "Available Online" link. Note that this work has separate volumes for text and plates, and the plates are listed further down the page -- "Tafeln", and the plate numbers contained in that volume. Clicking on "Available Online" for the volume(s) you are interested in will bring you to the record in Arachne, (a Research Archive for Ancient Sculpture at the University of Cologne and the German Archaeological Institute). For example, the second volume of plates is available at http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/books/Brunn1910Plates2. Clicking the "TEI-Viewer" button will take you to a high-quality scanned version of this volume. Arachne has a lot of great content, but isn't very user friendly -- so if you need to find related volumes, searching through https://zenon.dainst.org may be easier. HathiTrust (https://www.hathitrust.org) is also a great place to check for books, journals, and newspapers which aren't currently held in copyright, though it didn't have a copy of this one.

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