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 essay citations

Essay citation example:
Tatsumi, Takayuki. "Race and Black Humor: From a Planetary Perspective." In Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction, edited by Lavender Isiah, 26-41. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017.

  1. Begin by searching for the editor and/or the book title in the library catalog.  Searching for the author of the essay or essay title may not find it.
  2. If your catalog search comes up empty, click the Search other libraries button button under the search box to send the search into Williams WorldCat. If you find it there, you can borrow it from another library.