Q. The citation I have for an article might not be correct. What do I do now?


Answer


Are you looking for an article but you think the citation might not be correct?

Here are a few things to try:

  • On the library home page make sure you are signed in (top right corner of the page).
    • Use the large search bar near the center of the home page.
    • Choose the following from the drop down list to the right of the search bar:
      • One Search
        • Type or paste the title of the article into the search bar; click SEARCH.
        • If your article is not in the first few results, try a different method.
      • Google Scholar
        • Type or paste the title of the article into the search bar; click SEARCH.
        • If your article is not in the first few results, try a different method.
      • Journal Title
        • Type or paste the name of the journal into the search bar; click SEARCH.
        • Select the result, if any, for the online version of the journal.
        • If a link appears to the publisher's website, try that link first!
        • Drill down until you find the table of contents for the particular issue you need. Click on the following in this order...
          • Year
          • Volume
          • Issue
        • Look through the Table of Contents listing in page number order.
          • Note: If the article you need falls within the pages for a different article, take a look at the full text to see if your article appears within the pages of the other article! This happens frequently with book reviews!!
    • On the library home page, scroll down and click the red View Resources icon.
      • In the drop down list, choose: Web of Science
        • Try the Cited Reference Search
          • Try last name of the Author and the name of the Journal
        • Note: Web of Science does NOT verify citations.
        • If you find variations of the citation, the correct one usually has the highest citation count! The others typically have an incorrect year, volume, issue or page number.

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Last Updated: Apr 09, 2018 Views: 45