Citation Searching

Scholarship is a conversation, and citations are the thread of that conversation. Learning how to follow citations will help you track down those hard-to-find resources and broaden your search strategy for very current or very specific topics.

Following article citations

Article citation example:
Sherman, Gary D., Jonathan Haidt, and James A. Coan. "Viewing cute images increases behavioral carefulness." Emotion 9, no. 2 (2009): 282-286.

  1. Begin by searching for the article title and/or the author's name in the library catalog.
  2. If you find a result, look in the Get It or View It section of the catalog record to find the article in print or online.
  3. If we don't have it, use the "Request article scan" link to get it from another library.
    Screenshot of "Request article scan" link