Answered By: Nancy Alzo
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2014     Views: 15

Bibliographies in resources you find that are on your topic are a great source of additional useful resources. 

If the citation is to a book, use BearCat or WorldCat to find that book.  Identifying a book using WorldCat offers you the option to request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) if the results indicate that the book is not in our library or is already signed out.

If the citation is to a chapter in a book (usually this kind of citation reads Author. "Title" in Author. Title...), look for the book that contains the chapter.  If you need to use Interlibrary loan to obtain the book, you can indicate that you only need a specific chapter in the notes field of your ILL request.

If the citation is to an article, you can use our Search for an Article by Citation tool.  Any time you need to find a specific article, you will find this link under the ARTICLES TAB on the Libraries web site where you will also find a link that allows you to search just for a journal by title. You can match the volume/date information from your citation to what is available in print or online full-text in the Libraries' holdings.

If you need assistance interpreting a bibliographic entry, please check with the librarian at the Research Help Desk.  They can assist you with the steps necessary to obtain the material. 

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