Tutorial: Navigating from a Citation to a Document

You have a citation to an article, either in a journal or a book. How do you find that article in the Library's resources?


Start with a Citation

Once you have a citation for document, it's easy to find the document. 

Citations might come from the bibliography of another article/book, a list of suggested readings from a textbook, a Prof, an online source, etc. They provide the information required to locate the document.

It's essential that you understand how to read a citation, to establish whether it's a book or a journal, and to identify the title of the larger work in which it was published. 

Then look up the title in Omni.

  • The quickest way to find a book is by title.
  • To find an article, you can enter either the article title in a regular search, or the journal title in "Journal Search". (You may need to try both.)