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Library Tutorials: Find a Specific Article using the Journals Link

Find a Specific Article using the Journals Link

Sometimes your instructors will give you a list of articles that want you to track down and read.  Or maybe you looked at the reference list in a book or article you are using and want to track down some of the articles cited.  

 

In either case, another good way to find those articles is by using the Journals link on the library homepage.  (You can also track down specific articles using Google Scholar or the Library Search.) 

 

Let's try to find the below article citation from the book we're reading!  

 

Loic Wacquant, "America's New 'Peculiar Institution': On the Prison as Surrogate Ghetto," Theoretical Criminology 4, no. 3 (2000): 380. 

 

 

 

Start at the Journals link on the library homepage: 

 

Let's check back on the original citation: 

Loic Wacquant, "America's New 'Peculiar Institution': On the Prison as Surrogate Ghetto," Theoretical Criminology 4, no. 3 (2000): 380. 

The journal is Theoretical Criminology.  Let's search for the journal to start:

 

 

The next several steps can be very confusing with lots of librarian specific terms.  Let's take a closer look and make sense of them. 

 

The first screen will show the COVERAGE we have for that title.  Coverage means if we have it online and/or in print.  It also will show what years we have.  

 

Let's check back on the original citation: 

Loic Wacquant, "America's New 'Peculiar Institution': On the Prison as Surrogate Ghetto," Theoretical Criminology 4, no. 3 (2000): 380. 

We need volume 4, number 3 from the year 2000.  Let's see if one of the options works:

 

 

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