First, dissect the citation.
Here's an example:
Macan, Therese Hoff; Shahani, Comila; Dipboye, Robert L; Phillips, Amanda Peek. "College students' time management: Correlations with academic performance and stress." Journal of Educational Psychology 1990 Dec Vol 82(4) 760-768.
Article title: "College students' time management: Correlations with academic performance and stress."
Article authors: Macan, Therese Hoff; Shahani, Comila; Dipboye, Robert L; Phillips, Amanda Peek.
Journal title: Journal of Educational Psychology
Journal information: 1990 (year) Dec (month) Vol 82(4) (volume and issue number) 760-768 (page information).
Next, find the article by searching for the journal title. Search by title in Periodicals for "Journal of Educational Psychology" and click "submit." Note that you can search by abbreviation and ISSN number as well.
Find periodicals by title, ISSN, or abbreviation
A new window pops up and provides you with information on this journal. It will look something like this:
Pay close attention to the dates. As you can see, SMC has both print and electronic holdings. Print versions are located on the 3rd floor of the library. You can click on the link to connect to the database to find your article electronically. If you click on the Saint Mary's College Library Holdings link, you'll see something like this:
Here's another example:
Sobol, Joseph Daniel . The storytellers' journey : an American revival. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1999.
Dissect the citation:
Book title: The storytellers' journey : an American revival.
Author: Joseph Daniel Sobol
Book publication information: Urbana (city of publication) University of Illinois Press (place of publication) 1999 (year).
Find the book by searching under "title" in the Albert tab. You do not need to type in the initial "the". Click on "submit."
If we have the book in the library, you'll see a result that looks like this:
Pay attention to "location" and "call #"; this means that this book is located on the second floor of the library, and the call number is 398 So12.