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HON 280-01 - Part 2: Tracking Down a Reference

I have a citation, now what?

Sometimes you have the citation or reference to an article, and you need to find the full article.

  • Start with the Journal Title
  • Then find the right year, volume, and issue
  • If we have it, is it online or in print?

Volume and Issue
DOI (not always available)


APA: Neilsen, J. E., Rowe, B. A., & Lane, P. A. (2008). Vegetative growth and development of irrigated forage turnip (Brassica rapa var. rapa). Grass & Forage Science, 63(4), 438-446. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2494.2008.00651.x

How do I look it up?

Look up the Journal on the Library HomePage:

Journals by Title Search on the Library HomePage

Journal Search Results

If there's a computer icon in the Online column, we have some years online. An book icon in the Print column means we have some years in hardcopy. Click the icon to see if we have the right year.

Check that the year you need is included in the date range, then follow the links to the database and search for the article title.

Click the link to find out which format we have. You can scan print articles to USB and email for free or print for regular printing costs. You can scan microfilm titles to a USB drive, or request the article by email (this may take a few days).

If there are no results, or the year doesn't match up, we don't have access to the article. You can still request the article by Interlibrary Loan, but it may take a few days to a couple of weeks to get it.

Journals by Title