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ART 239: Christian, Jewish and Islamic Art: CE 0-1400: The Citation Network

Citation Trace

Citations are a map of scholarly conversations over time. Tracing cited works is an effective way to tap into conversations and find great material that may otherwise be hard to find. 

To go back in time -

  • Is the citation to a book? Look up the book title in the library catalog.
  • Is it to a chapter of a book? Look up the book title (not the chapter title) in the catalog.
  • Is it a journal article? Check our list of journals.
  • Is it not available in our library? Request it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Not quite sure what it is? Ask a librarian to help trouble shoot it.

To go forward in time -

Type the author and title of the book or article into Google Scholar. Click on "cited by" to see who has cited it since it was published. Some library databases also offer this feature. Web of Science has a particularly well-developed citation trace feature which is cross-indexed in Google Scholar.

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Interlibrary Loan

To easily place a request for a book, find it on Worldcat and then use the "Request from another library" link to click through to an interlibrary loan form. The details will be filled in for you. You will be notified by email when your books are in. Pick them up at the main desk.

To request a journal article, follow these steps or watch this short video

  • Log into the catalog to get to your borrowing record. 
  • On the right hand side, click on Article Request.
  • Fill out the form. (You can leave things you don't know blank.)
  • There is a copyright statement you will need to agree to.
  • Submit your request. 

You will be provided email instructions about how to download them.

Articles usually reach you in a day or two. Books are sent by courier or by mail and may take a few more days, depending on how far they have to travel.

Whether it's a book or an article, keep an eye on your Gustavus email account to see when things are available for download or pickup.

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