Answered By: Library Staff
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2017     Views: 7891

Finding an Article from a Citation

If you have a bibliographic citation for an article, or if you just want to browse through issues of a particular journal, magazine, or newspaper, use the Library Catalog to see if the library has any of the title. If you don't have a citation or the title of the journal, go to How do I find journals or Magazines? to find out how to do a database search.

Screenshot of the Library Hompage with the Catalog link highlightedExpanded View of Part of the Library Home Page

You will use the title of the journal or magazine from the citation. (Not the title of the article!)

Citation from the Journal of Experimental Fenicolgy with the name of the journal circledExample Bibliographic Citation

When in the Library Catalog, change the first pulldown to "Title begins with...", type in the title of the journal, and change the pull down to "Periodicals/Newspapers" and click the "Submit" button.

Title search for the journal of experimental fenicologySearch Page of the Library Catalog


In the catalog record for a periodical, look for entries that match the year or volume you are seeking. There can be:

(1) a link to an electronic version (along with the years of coverage) and:

(2) a statement of what years, volumes and physical formats we hold of that journal (the plus signs indicate a continuing subscription) and

(3) what formats, floors and call numbers are associated with our holdings here in the building.

If you are clicking on a link to a full text or electronic version, you may have to have a library PIN/Password if you are accessing it from off campus.

screenshot of the catalog record for the fictitious journal of experimental fencology
Example Journal Record from the Library Catalog
Note: the Journal of Experimental Fenicology is not a real journal

Note that any link to "Full Text" on our library website takes you to an outside website; the desired full text can be one click or many clicks away.

screenshot from catalog showing link to Moxford Journals Online Part of an Example Journal Record from the Library Catalog

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