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Finding Quotations: Home

Resources to use to search the source of a specific citation, or to find one on a topic.

Known Author

Catalog:  Search author’s name  + “works,”  “papers” (e.g. Thomas Jefferson); concordance (e.g. Shakespeare), “letters”, “diary”, “writings”, “lectures”, “essays,”.   Electronic resources can usually be searched for the quotation, in whole or in part (in case it is not quite correct).


Catalog keyword search "concordance" AND author, e.g. Shakespeare, Chaucer, or subject, e.g. Bible.


General Electronic Resources

Foreign Languages

Catalog search:  "quotations" AND [language].

Research Center

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Visit our "Make an Appointment" page to schedule a research consultation with a reference librarian.

You can also get in touch with the Research Center Desk during our operating hours at (303) 871-2905.