Understanding Citations and Finding Items: Finding Items -- Advanced

What if there isn't a find it@VU button?

You don't always have a find it@VU button available.  So what do you do in those situations?

If you think it's a do this:
journal article search Acorn* for the journal title (NOT the article title)
book search Acorn** for the book title
book section search Acorn** for the book title

 

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* For the classic version of Acorn, use the "PERIODICAL TITLE keyword" dropdown to get more helpful results for journals.

** For the classic version of Acorn, use the "TITLE keyword" dropdown to get more helpful results for books and book sections.

Image of Acorn that illustrates searching by title keyword or periodical title keyword.

What if I'm having trouble interpreting my Acorn or DiscoverLibrary results?

Figuring out whether we have an issue of a journal can be more difficult than whether we have a book. Below are annotated Acorn and classic Acorn journal title records to help with the interpretation process.  Feel free to Ask a Librarian! if you still need help.

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If you search Acorn for the journal title Nueva crónica y buen gobierno, one of the results should be:

Image of a DiscoverLibrary brief record for the journal Nueva cronica y buen gobierno.  The image annotates the Locations / Call Number tab.

Click on the "Locations/Call Number" tab to see how to find the item:

Image of a DiscoverLibrary record for the journal Nueva cronica y buen gobierno.  The image annotates the journal title, library that holds the journal, where the journal is in that library, call number, special instructions, and volumes, issues, etc. held by the library (with the note that a dash in the holdings statement indicates inclusion -- e.g., no. 43 (2009)-no. 45 (2009) means we have no. 43, no. 44, and no. 45 -- and that a comma indicates a break in holdings).

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If you search classic Acorn (using the "PERIODICAL TITLE keyword" dropdown) for the journal title Nueva crónica y buen gobierno, you'll get the result below.

(Note: if you get more than one result, the results will be in a list -- click on the appropriate "Details" link to get into a fuller record like that below.)

Image of an Acorn record for the journal Nueva cronica y buen gobierno.  The image annotates the journal title, library that holds the journal, where the journal is in that library, call number, special instructions, and volumes, issues, etc. held by the library (with the note that a dash in the holdings statement indicates inclusion -- e.g., no. 43 (2009)-no. 45 (2009) means we have no. 43, no. 44, and no. 45 -- and that a comma indicates a break in holdings).