Finding an Article When You Have a Citation

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

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Identify The Journal Title

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 Academic Search Complete

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 4For 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 blue button

Then under Search & Find, 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

More Practice

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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.

 

 

Congratulations! You have completed this tutorial.