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UGS 303: Dealing with Disaster in the Ancient World / Taylor

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Find articles from citations

In your themes list, you will see that Professor Taylor has included some article starting points. This is very helpful! You get an insight into what a great article about this topic is, and you get to use the references in that article to find more great sources. 

  • How do you find that article? Use scoUT on www.lib.utexas.edu - the ALL or Articles tab allows you to type all or some of the citation and search for which database holds it. 
  • Scroll down to the references, bibliography, works cited - what articles does this author use in his or her argument? You can use this list to see what theories, ideas or claims this author is affirming, refuting or using as evidence. Research builds upon research. 

First, you need to decide if something is a book or an article.
 
A citation for a book will have the author, the book title (often in italics) and the publisher:

Bursik, Robert J., Jr. and Harold G. Grasmick. 1993. Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community Control. New York: Lexington Books. 

A citation for an article will usually be longer. There will be the author(s) name, the title of the article (usually in quotation marks) and then the name of the publication (journal, magazine, or newspaper) (usually in italics) the article came from:

Aseltine, Robert H., Jr. and Ronald C. Kessler. 1993. “Marital Disruption and Depression in a Community Sample.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 34(3):237-51.

You can search for the book in our catalog on www.lib.utexas.edu (blue search box > Catalog tab).
For articles, search our Journals tab for the title of the publication to see if we have it electronically or in print. You'll need to check the correct volume, issue and date.

Try this! Sometimes you can just copy and paste part of the citation into scoUT, a tool that searches across our databases. Doesn't always work!

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