This link is displayed in many of the databases that the MSU Libraries
own. It is a tool to help you link from an article citation to the full
text of that article. Use it only for articles; it does not work for
books, reviews or other types of materials.
Citations' appearance vary from discipline to discipline. Here's the
basic formats for books and journal articles that most historians use:
Books, Format: Author. Title. Place of publication (sometimes omitted): Publisher, Year of Publication. Number of pages (sometimes omitted). Example:
Berry, Daina Ramey. "Swing the sickle for the harvest is ripe" : gender and slavery in antebellum Georgia. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2007. 224 p.
In Journals or Magazines. Format: Author of Article. "Title of Article' Title of Journal or Magazine Numbering (Issue Date): Pages of Article. Example: Michael Unsworth. "Floating Vengeance: Japanese Balloon Attacks on Michigan," Michigan History, Vol. 71, no. 2 (March/April 1987): 8-14
Format: Author of Article. "Title of Article' in Title of Book edited by [Editor's Name] Place of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Pages of Article. Example: Helen Butcher, "My Alaskan War Years, 1941-1946," in Alaska at War, 1941-1945: The Forgotten War Remembered edited by Fern Chandonnet. Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska at War Committee, c1995: 241-244.
WorldCat (OCLC) For everything except articles. WorldCat contains more than 1 billion records describing items owned by over 10,000 libraries worldwide. Each record indicates library holdings and contains a "Request this item in ILLiad" link.