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Finding an Article From a Citation

How to find an article when you have its citation.

Viewing Journal Issues

Now that I’m on the American Economic Association site, I need to look more specifically for my article. I could search in the search bar for my article title, and I would probably get my result, but I want to test my impressive library search skills and find the article within the journal volume and issue. I click on “View All Issues”.

AEA homepage

Choosing a Specific Issue

This is the citation I want to find:

Denning, Jeffrey T. “College on the Cheap: Consequences of Community College Tuition Reductions.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 9, no. 2, 2017, pp. 155–188.

I see that my article is in vol. 9, no. 2, of the journal which was published in 2017. I click on the link for Vol. 9, No. 2.

Multiple issues of the journal are shown; volume 9 is highlighted

I scroll down and find my article. Victory!

Around halfway down the page, the article we are looking for is highlighted