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Psychology 402 History and Systems of Psychology: Dennis, Paul

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Make sure to have complete citation information for all articles you wish to locate for your research.

Use citation managers if this helps you keep track of all your citations.

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How to read an entry in The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature

Sample entry from the 1910-1914 volume:

   Costly lack of co-ordination. Sci Am. 109:158. Ag. 30, '13

Explanation of each part of the entry:

   Costly lack of co-ordination = title of the article (no author given)

   Sci. Am. = abbreviation for the journal title - Scientific American. Find the complete list of abbreviations for the journal titles, look in the front of each volume for the list of abbreviations. It will also list book titles as needed

   109 = volume number (this is the volume number for the journal in which the article appears)

   158 = page numbr (beginning page number for the article in the journal)

   Ag. 30, '13 = August 30, 1913 (exact date of the journal issue)

Therefore, the above complete citation is: Costly lack of co-ordination (article title). Scientific American, volume 109, page 158, August 30, 1913. This is the complete citation information you will need to have in order to locate this article in the High Library or to request it from interlibrary loan.

Another sample entry from the 1910-1914 volume:

   Railroad riots of 1877. J.F. Rhodes. Scrib. M. 50:86-96. Jl.'11

Explanation of each part of the entry:

   Railroad riots of 1877 = title of the article

   J.F. Rhodes = author of the article

   Scrib. M. = Scribner's Monthly (title of the journal)

   50 = volume

   86-96 = pages

   Jl.'11 : July 1911 (date of journal issue)

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Where is the Reader's Guide located?

The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature is located on the first floor of the High Library in the index area. Our indices are arranged in alphabetical order on the shelves labeled "Indexes". 

Can't find The Reader's Guide? Ask for assistance at the Circulation or Reference desk!