BIO150Y Optimal Information Foraging  

Finding Books from Citations


Citation to a book

Book citation

If you have a citation to a book, you will need to search the library catalogue to see if the library has a copy and if so, its call number.

You can search the catalogue in 2 quick ways:

  1. Search by author

    • Choose Browse (from the radio buttons) and author (from the drop-down menu)
    • Enter author's last name then first inital (e.g. Elton C)
  2. Search by title
    Choose Browse (from the radio buttons) and title (from the drop-down menu)

Do it!


Citation to a chapter in a book

Book chapter citation

Some books have each chapter written by a different author. In this case, there is an overall editor for the book. You can search the catalogue in 2 quick ways:

  1. Search by editors

    • Since there are 2 editors, choose Keyword (from the radio buttons) and author (from the drop-down menu)
    • Enter authors' last names separated by AND (e.g. Taylor AND Ferreri)

  2. Search by title of book (not title of chapter)
    Choose Browse (from the radio buttons) and title (from the drop-down menu) (e.g. Great Lakes fisheries policy and management)

Do it!


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