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ARTICLES USING CITATIONS
stated in previous discussions, searches for articles will yield
results in three possible formats:
||an article citation,
article citation plus abstract, and
article citation plus full text article, often
with an abstract.
the library databases or the Internet yields full text articles,
usually do not need to look further because you can access and print
However, you may still want to locate the print version of an article
for a variety of possible reasons:
article is available, but you need a different format because
the online article is difficult to use (e.g. blurry PDF image,
HTML with no graphics or page numbers, and so on),
article is available, but you want to evaluate the periodical
it came from so you need the original publication, or
article is available online, but you have been instructed to
locate original print versions of your research materials.
you need strategies for finding full text versions of articles when
find a citation for an article using online and/or print search
want to find an article listed in a bibliography, list of references,
or another source.
citations provide enough information (i.e. article title, journal
name, date of publication, and page numbers) to help you find (or
request) the full article. You just need some strategies for doing
this, as explained below.
TO START "TRACKING DOWN" ARTICLES
instructions illustrate how to begin finding an article using citation
information. For these instructions, the citation being used is
Thad B. "An Empirical Analysis of Nominal and Interacting
Groups." Academy of Management Journal, 18:1, March
Using the citation information, we can begin the process of locating
the periodical's title and the date needed.
As indicated in the citation, the article was published
in March 1975 in volume 18, issue 1 of the periodical Academy
of Management Journal.
out if the periodical is available in Tarleton libraries.
Two processes can be used for this step:
-- search the libraries' catalog
-- search the SFX Journal Locator
the article from another library if it is not available locally.
Ways to borrow items from other libraries are discussed in Unit
9 and include
-- Interlibrary Loan
-- TexShare Card Program
use the libraries' catalog and SFX Journal Locator to locate periodicals
is explained in more detail on the following pages.
Library Orientation Site Index
Catalog & Citations