March 12th, 2008

Skills Check: Reading Citations

Since we get many calls and emails on this topic–let’s have a quick lesson. So, let’s say you find a citation on the Internet or in a list of references and you want to get the item in full text in the Library.

Step 1. What is it? Use the examples below to help decode the citations:Journal Article Citation

Book Citation

Book Chapter Citation

Step 2: Find the item

Journal Article
How to find: Search Journal Locator by Journal or Publication Title to check if the Library has full text. Use Interlibrary Loan to get materials we do not have in full text.

Book & Book Chapter
How to find: Search by the Book Title in the Library’s ebook collections such as ebrary and NetLibrary. Or search WorldCat to find in a library near your home or work. Use Interlibrary Loan to get materials we do not have.

Questions? Ask a Librarian

-KateP

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