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. Be sure to start the research process early to give yourself enough time to get and read the citations you find. Click for additional information about citation searching as well as library resources that readily support seeing how many times your article has been cited.
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 citation linker to see if Williams has access to the article electronically. If we own the article electronically, you can download the pdf. If we don't have a copy, use ILLiad to request a pdf from our off-site shelving facility or from another library.
Tracking Down A Book
When you have a citation for a book, see if Williams owns it. Search for the title or author in the library catalog. Try a couple different searches for the book, until you're sure we don't own it. If your search came up empty, you can search in Williams WorldCat and borrow the book from another library.