Once you have a
list of citations, you need to find the actual print documents for sources
not available online:
1. Use the bibliographic citation to look up the source in Addison,
Virginia Tech's online library catalog and find its call number.
2. Using the call number, go to the appropriate campus library and
find the text. You'll find maps of the library in the lobby.
The steps below provide a brief introduction to Addison; if you have
never used the system, you may want to review the Library's Searching
Addison module for more details.
For periodicals, you'll need the periodical title and
volume to search Addison. Once you find the call number, you'll
need the page number (and sometimes the issue number or date) to find
1. Choose Basic
Search (link opens new window) and make sure the Filter Options
2. In the Search Type field, select Title.
3. In the Word or Phrase field, type the periodical title
(not the article title).
4. In the Format Type field, choose Serial.
5. Select Start. Addison returns a list of title.
6. Choose the correct title to view the Holdings screen (sometimes
you may need to try more than one option if the titles are similar).
If Addison lists more than one copy (typically one is on microform),
select one copy to view the full holdings.
7. Check the Holdings list to be sure the library has the volume
8. Record the Call Number and head to the shelves to find the article.
For books, you typically need only the title or the author.
Use the Basic
Search: select either Title or Author from the Search Type field,
enter the approrpiate information in the Word or Phrase field, and select
Finding Web Resources