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Writing 10 (Varnot): Searching for Items from Citations

College Reading & Writing

How Do I Find Sources from Reference Lists?

Article Level Strategies

  • Look for the article title in Google Scholar.  For full-text, try clicking on the article title OR look under More for UC-eLinks/Get it at UC.
  • Look for the article title in UC Library Search.  Look for the Available Online link or the request form.
  • Look in regular Google. You may be able to find on the web IF someone has posted it.

Journal Level Strategy

  •  Search for the journal title in the Journals tab on the library home page search box.  See if the journal is available. Is the date you need available? If so, drill down to the correct volume and issue number.

Another Tip

  • In some databases, the articles may be linked on the live site, so you can track them down easily, but the above strategies may be helpful if you printed out the article and are back-tracking.

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