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Your instructor may give you a reading assignment or you may find citations to valuable articles while researching a topic, so you'll need to know how to find a book or journal article from its citation. These instructions will show you how to do that.
The citations above are written in APA format. For the purposes of this exercise, the titles have been written in "bold" for emphasis; APA format does not normally use bolding in citations.
Books and journal articles can be found in the ASU Library's "Library One Search" database. Start at the Libraries' home page (http://lib.asu.edu) and enter the title of the book in the search box.
Using quote marks("") around the title will limit results just to items with that exact phrase. For long titles, entering just the first 4-6 words may be sufficient.
For most searches, as in the case above, the book or article will be the first item in the results list and it will be labelled as either book or journal article, whichever is appropriate. Sometimes books have been reviewed so searching by the book's title will bring up both the book itself as well as the reviews. The book itself will have the "book" label (which is the record you want to look at) while the reviews are labelled either as "book review" or "journal article" (ignore these records).
Now that you've seen how to find the item in the Library One Search database, let's look at how to get from the database to the actual item.