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Chlapaty & Butler Fellows: Research Resources

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Citation Examples

Finding a source full-text from a citation

  1. Determine what kind of source it is. Is it a book chapter? A journal article? 
  2. If it is a book, look in the catalog to see if we own it or if you need to Interlibrary Loan it (request it from another library).
  3. If it is an article, use the Journal List to search for the journal title to see which database it is in. If we don't own it, use the Find It links to request the title. If it's not in a database, use Interlibrary Loan to request the article. 

Some citations may use an abbreviated form of the journal title. Not sure which journal to search for? Look it up in one of the indexes linked below!

Databases: Interdisciplinary

Library databases are a great place to find scholarly journal articles or other sources for your paper. Each database contains articles on topics within different subject areas. If the full text isn’t right there, click the "Find It" link. If we don’t have the article, you can request it from another library by clicking the “get this article or book chapter” link. (The turnaround time on this is usually about 1-3 days.)

Databases: Science Specific

Databases: Social Sciences

So you've decided to venture beyond ASP and JSTOR? Congrats!! We promise these social science specific databases are just as easy to master! In fact most of them look exactly like ASP! Exciting, no? All of the search engines listed below are centered around a particular subject area. Pick the one that best fits your topic.

Your Librarian

Contact your librarian anytime. Your librarian can help you:

  • Find information for your project
  • Request books or articles the UD library doesn't own
  • Track trends over time in your field of research
  • Find out about research methods in your field
  • Learn how to effectively use specialized library materials and tools
  • Incorporate & cite sources in your project

Becky Canovan
Asst. Director of Public Services
Librarian liaison for:
Aviation, Business, Core Curriculum, DART, English, Fine & Performing Arts, History/Politics, HWS, Math, Seminary

Office Phone: (563) 589-3649

Sarah Slaughter
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Librarian liaison for: 

Communication, Criminal Justice, DNAS, Education, Nursing, PA, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3645