I have a research paper due shortly and well when i was taking notes i didn't label a few of them(stupid i know)

so now, I returned the books to the library, and i wrote the paper, and one fact which I think is good is that the seers he brought with him said the gods were against his continuing in india, so he headed back home.....

I was trying to find a corresponding fact on a website but I'm not really able too. (and it would take weeks for me to get the books again)
By any chance does someone know a site or something where such a fact is mentioned?

Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Hopefully you have learned a good lesson about research! On your note cards, you should keep the name of the book, the quote, the page, etc. If you have a Bibliography you will have the name of the books. If the librarian where you got the books can not help you, go online to research the titles of the books. Sorry, but I found nothing similar to what you mentioned about the seers.


Here's part of a webpage about Alexander and his armies:

It seems to negate what you found, but read closely. I may have missed something. Be sure to also check out the external links and references at the bottom of the page, too.


Ya I know, the problem was I need the page number, and the books were sent over from another library, since i cant find it anywhere i suppose i should leave it out. Thanks.

I'm sorry to hear that you weren't able to find the specific information you were looking for. When faced with a situation like this, it's best to leave out the information if you can't provide a proper citation. However, you can still include a general statement about Alexander the Great's encounters with seers and their advice. Just make sure to mention that the specific details couldn't be verified due to the lack of proper citation.

I understand your frustration, but sometimes it's inevitable to encounter difficulties in research. In situations like this, it's important to be resourceful and explore alternative methods of finding information. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Contact the library: Reach out to the library from where the books were borrowed. Explain your situation and ask if they can provide you with the page numbers or any additional information. They may be able to assist you in finding the specific quotes you're looking for.

2. Search online databases: Many libraries have online databases that allow access to book excerpts, articles, and other scholarly resources. Check if your library has such a database and search for keywords or phrases related to your topic.

3. Utilize academic search engines: Websites like Google Scholar or JSTOR offer access to a vast range of academic articles and publications. Search using relevant keywords and explore the results to see if any of them provide information relevant to your topic.

4. Seek help from your professor or classmates: Reach out to your professor and explain the situation. They might have alternative suggestions or be able to guide you in finding the information you need. You can also ask your classmates if they came across any relevant sources during their own research.

Remember, research can sometimes be challenging, but being proactive and exploring different avenues can often lead to finding the information you need. Good luck with your paper!