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Boatwright Memorial Library

FYS 100 (21): Philosophy & the Criminal Law (Lefkowitz): Locating a Known Item

FYS Guide: Dr. Lefkowitz, Fall 2021

Intro

Already have a citation for something and wondering if the library has it? That's called a known item search.

What type of source is it?

Step 1: Determine what type of source you're looking for:

  • Magazine, newspaper, or journal article? 
  • Book chapter or section?
  • Print or electronic book?

Finding known items

Step 2: Search for your item:

Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals

Magazines, Newspapers, & Journal articles:

Example:

Miller, S. C. (2011). A Feminist Account of Global Responsibility. Social Theory and Practice, 37(3), 391-412. doi:10.5840/soctheorpract201137324

...Click on the Boatwright Library Journal Locator and type the title of the journal, Social Theory and Practice, in the search box. This search will return several links to databases where I can go to find that journal and then search for the title of my article.

Print Books or E-Books

Print books or E-books:

Just type in the title of the book. If we have an electronic (e-book) copy, you'll find a link to the full text in OneSearch.

Book chapters or sections

Book chapters or sections:

Type in the title of the book (*not* the title of the chapter or section). OneSearch will tell you if we have the book or not, and once you've accessed the book, then you can go to the specific chapter or section. 

Example:

C. Kukathas, "The Case for Open Immigration," in Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics 2nd Edition, Cohen and Wellman (eds.), (NY: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014): 380-388.

...Search in OneSearch for the title of the book, Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics. After I've located the book, then I can navigate to the chapter called "The Case for Open Immigration."

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