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Following a Citation Trail

Essential Citation Information

Choose the parts of the citation that you will enter into the Discovery tool to locate the item. Including more than one piece of citation information in your search will often help you find it right away.
Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles are best located through the Discovery tool. Certain types of items like books, videos, and government documents may be more easily located through the TRU Library catalogue, although they are also available through the Discovery tool.
Eskildsen, R. "Of Civilization and Savages: the Mimetic Imperialism of Japan's 1874 Expedition to Taiwan." American Historical Review. v. 107.2 (2002): 388-418.
To what does it refer? Journal article
What information do I need to find it? Article title, journal title, author, date (any 2 of these)
What tool do I use to find it? Discovery tool
How do I find it? Choose "Advanced Search". Type in the first part of the article title "Of Civilization and Savages" (select Title from menu), plus the journal title "American Historical Review" (select Journal Title from menu). See Discovery Tool.

 

MacMillan, M. Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World. New York: Random House, 2002.
To what does it refer? Book
What information do I need to find it? Book title
What tool do I use to find it? TRU Library Catalogue
How do I find it? Under the Books & Media tab, type in the book title "Paris 1919". Select "Title" from the drop down menu and click "Search". See Locating Books.

 

Diamond, J. "Historic Extinctions: A Rosetta Stone for Understanding Prehistoric Extinctions." In Quaternary Extinctions: A Prehistoric Revolution. Ed., Paul S. Martin and Richard G. Klein. Tucson, AZ: University of Tuscan Press, 1984. 824-862.
To what does it refer? Book chapter
What information do I need to find it? Book title
What tool do I use to find it? TRU Library Catalogue
How do I find it? Under the Books & Media tab, type in the book title "Quarternary Extinctions". Select "Title" from the drop down menu and click "Search". See Locating Books.

 

Dyer, Gwynne. "Why is Japan rich, China so poor? Historic Chinese struggle to preserve nation's unity may be the key." The Gazette. Oct. 2, 1987, Final Edition, B3.
To what does it refer? Newspaper article
What information do I need to find it? Newspaper title
What tool do I use to find it? Discovery tool
How do I find it? Choose "Advanced Search". Type in the first part of the article title "Why is Japan rich" (select Title from menu), plus the newspaper title "The Gazette" (select Journal Title from menu). See Discovery Tool.

 

Reed Institute. Formosa Index. 1999. Reed College. 18 Mar. 2004 <http://academic.reed.edu/formosa/formosa_index_page/Formosa_index.html >.
To what does it refer? Website
What information do I need to find it? URL
What tool do I use to find it? Web browser
How do I find it? In the address bar at the top of the web browser, type in the exact URL to locate the webpage.