Finding an Article When You Have a Citation

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In this tutorial you will learn two ways to locate the full-text of an article when you have a citation.

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Using Summon to locate articles

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Summon is a great tool for finding articles when you have the citation.

Take a look at the citation below and identify the title of the article.

Black, David S., Joel Milam, and Steve Sussman. "Sitting-Meditation Interventions among Youth: A Review of Treatment Efficacy." Pediatrics 124.3 (2009): e532-41.

What is the title of the article?

Using Summon to locate articles

2 of 3Copy and paste the article title (Sitting-Meditation Interventions among Youth: A Review of Treatment Efficacy) into the summon search box.

Click the Search icon.

Using Summon to locate articles

3 of 3Note that the article is at the very top of the list. Look for a link that says full-text.

Clicking the link will open a new tab, so you will need to navigate back to this tutorial to complete it.

More Practice

Return to the Summon search box by clicking the University Libraries Summon icon in the upper left corner of the page.

Copy and paste this article title: Demography and democracy: A global, district-level analysis of electoral contestation into the Summon search box.

What is the name of the journal this article is published in?

 

Searching the Library Catalog to find specific articles.

Sometimes Summon does not find the article that you are looking for. When this happens, you can use the UA Library Catalog to search for articles.

Begin by clicking this link to go to the UA Library Catalog:

http://sabio.library.arizona.edu/

Review the citation below and identify the title of the magazine or journal.

Aldhous, Peter. Inside the stem cell wars. New Scientist, 6/12/2010, Vol. 206 Issue 2764, p12-14

What is the title of the journal?

Search the Library Catalog

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In the main search box drop-down menu, change the default Keyword setting to Journal Title

Type New Scientist into the search box.

Click Search

You will see multiple listings for the New Scientist.

Click on the 2nd option, New Scientist 1971 [electronic resource].

 

Search the Library Catalog

2 of 2You will see links to all the databases that contain articles from the New Scientist.

Next to each database you will see a list of dates; these are the publication dates where full-text articles are available.

Review the citation and identify the date that the article was published:

Aldhous, Peter. Inside the stem cell wars. New Scientist, 6/12/2010,

Vol. 206 Issue 2764, p12-14

What is the date that this article was published?

Search Database

There are several databases that carry this article.

Click on the link for Full text available from Academic Search Complete.

A new tab will open, so you will need to navigate back to this page to complete this tutorial.

Click the Search Within this Publication link.

Note that the the first search box has already been populated with the name of the journal.

Type Inside the stem cell wars into the second search box.

Click Search.

The full text of this article should be listed in your results.


Important! All databases have a different search interface so accessing articles through each will be a different process.

More Practice

1 of 5For the next search exercise, you will need to return to the UA Library Catalog.

Click the blue Return to the University of Arizona University Libraries button.

Then under Find Materials, click Library Catalog.

Review the citation below and identify the title of the publication.

Ford, Andréa. Going For Broke. Time (Chicago, Ill), Volume 177, Issue 18 (May 9, 2011). p. 44-46.

 

More Practice

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In the main search box drop-down menu, change the default Keyword setting to Journal Title

Click on the Journal Title button.

Type Time into the search box.

Click Search.

 

More Practice

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You will see multiple records for Time.
To make sure that you select the right one:

  • Find the correct title. In this case, Time.

  • Look for the record labeled [online] or [electronic resource].
  • Click this link.

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Now you will see links to all the databases that include articles from Time  magazine.

Next to each database you will see a list of dates; these are the dates that full-text articles are available for Time.

You can select any of these databases to locate your article.

More Practice

5 of 5A new window should open.

Click the Search Within this Publication link.

Note that the the first search box has already been populated with the name of the journal.

Type Going For Broke into the second search box.

Click Search.

The full text of this article should be listed in your results.

 

 

Congratulations! You have completed this tutorial.