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I have a direct quote from an article I need to cite, but I don't remember its title or where I got it. How can I find it?

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2012  |  48 Views
Topics: Articles, Google

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The key to finding something like this is to create as unique a search query as is possible, so that Google will retrieve the article but not retrieve much else.  The best way to do this is to enter several words of the quote, and place quotations marks around the quote so that Google will only retrieve links that have the words you search for in the same order as you entered them.  If you have any other information about the article, such as part of the author's name, make that part of the search query as well (just don't put it in quotes).

If the article you are searching for is from an academic journal, then it may not be locatable through Google using a quotation search.  In this case, try using the same search methods in the library's Ebsco databases.

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