A citation is a reference to a source used by an author. Conventions for documenting citations vary by discipline. Typically a citation includes enough information to lead the reader directly to source or identify the source used.
Mining citations can be an effective research strategy for finding more sources relevant to a topic.
Before you can find the full text, you need to understand the parts of a citation.
Example of a Journal Citation:
Teteriatnikov, Natalia B. "The Mosaics of the Eastern Arch of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople: Program and Liturgy." Gesta 52 (2013): 61-84.
Example of a Book Citation:
Nelson, Robert S. Hagia Sophia, 1850-1950: holy wisdom modern monument. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Example of an Essay in a Edited Book:
Eastmond, Antony. “Between Icon and Idol: The Uncertainty of Imperial Images.” In Icon and Word: The Power of Images in Byzantium Studies Presented to Robin Cormack, edited by Antony Eastmond and Liz James, 73-86. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
Once you've identified a citation, your next step is to locate the full text. Whether it's a book, magazine, journal, or newspaper article, check Primo. Use the location chart to identify the floor of a physical item.
For books or essays in books, use Primo's advanced search. Change the "any field" to title and type words from the title of the book.
Eastmond, Antony. Art and Identity in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium : Hagia Sophia and the Empire of Trebizond. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, Ashgate/Variorum, 2004.
To find articles, use Primo's advanced search. Change the "any field" to title. Type the journal title and the material type to journals.
James, Liz. "Senses and sensibility in Byzantium." Art History 27.4 (2004): 522-537.