Follow the Citations
Citation searching is one of the most important aspects of scholarly research. It can also be time consuming, especially if the item has to come from another library. So, be sure to start the research process early to give yourself enough time to get and read the citations you find. See our Citation Searching page for details on finding materials that were cited in an article and how many times that article has been cited by other scholars.
The first step is to identify what type of source it is: an article in a journal, a chapter of a book, or a whole book.
Use the library catalog to see if Williams has access to the article, either in print or through digital subscription. If we own the article electronically, you can access the pdf. If we only own the article in print, use the CALL NUMBER and LOCATION to find the full issue and scan the article to pdf format. If we don't have a copy, use Interlibrary Loan to borrow a copy from another library.
Tracking Down A Book
When you have a citation for a book, you should search the library catalog to see if Williams owns it in print or electronic format. If your catalog search comes up empty, try searching in Williams WorldCat and borrow the book from another library.