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daisydog7 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 9, 2010 at 8:31 AM via web

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How do I find the page numbers of quotes I copied from book I returned to library? Analysis paper due tomorrow.

 

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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted March 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM (Answer #1)

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If you know the edition of the book, you can try searching for it under "Google Books" an this sometimes allows you to preview the book's individual pages. Two drawbacks to this method: you have to know the general area of the book you found the quote in to find it again, and most previews have significant numbers of pages missing.

You could try Googling the pertinent phrase or quote and see if the page number of a Google Books entry comes up that way, but, depending on the book, there may be more than one edition available and page numbers would not be consistent from one edition to another.

The important thing to remember is to cite all your sources and give credit where it is due! So at least you're making this effort. Explain to your instructor what happened and maybe they can suggest how they want you to rectify the situation.

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