Sample reference

Savitt, Todd L., and Morton F. Goldberg. 1989. "Herrick's 1910 case report of sickle cell anemia: The rest of the story." Journal of the American Medical Association 261: 266-71.

Looking closely, you can see that this is a reference to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

To locate the article, you must locate the Journal of the American Medical Association, volume 261 (1989).

Steps to locating this article:

  1. From the library home page, open the library catalog.
  2. Enter the name of the journal, "Journal of the American Medical Association"
  3. From the list of results, open records to view the holdings (the years and volumes we have). Note: There will be more than one record, covering different dates. Open up a few of them and look for the most promising one!
  4. Follow the link that includes the date you need.
  5. Browse through the holdings to find the year/volume/issue you need.

Getting Help!

Deciphering citations and citation abbreviations, and then locating them in the catalog, is tricky and takes quite a bit of practice! If you have found a reference you wish to track down, don't hesitate to ask us!