Finding an Article When You Have a Citation

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Introduction

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

Use the arrows below to navigate through the tutorial.

 

Identify The Journal Title

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

Aldhous, Peter. Inside the stemcell 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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 Using the library homepage to your right, place your cursor over Search & Find and choose Library Catalog.

Select the Journal Title link above the search boxes.

Type New Scientist into the search box.

Select Search

You will see multiple listings for the New Scientist, the electronic version is the most convenient, so select option #2

You may be prompted to enter your UA NetID and password.

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 stemcell wars. New Scientist, 6/12/2010, Vol. 206 Issue 2764, p12-14

What is the date that this article was published?

Search LexisNexis

Either LexisNexis Academic Universe or Academic Search Complete will get you to the full-text article.

In this case, click the LexisNexis Academic Universe link.

You will need to search within LexisNexis to locate your article.

Type Inside the stem cell wars into the search box. Select the drop-down arrow labeled Advanced Search to narrow your search by the publication year (2010) and source (New Scientist).

Click Search.

On the right side of the page you will see a set of articles. Locate the article that matches your citation:

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

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

More Practice

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

Use your browser's back button to return to the UA 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.

 

The article is published in Time magazine.

Click the Start Over button at the top of the Library Catalog record.

Click on the Journal Title button.

Type Time into the search box.

Click Search

 

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

  • Find the Journal Title on the list of records

  • Look for the record labeled [online] or [electronic resource]

  • In this case, it is the third item under the first entry.
        Time [electronic resource]
  • Click the title link.

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.

Select the "Full-text available from Academic Search Complete" link.

Search Academic Search Complete

You have been taken directly to the Time publication details within the database.

Locate the "Search within this publication" link on the top right side of the web page. Click on this link.

Type  keywords from the citation title into the second search box.

Reminder: The title is Going for Broke.

Click Search.

Click the link to view the entire article.

Congratulations! You have completed this tutorial.