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					Finding Full-Text Journal
Articles

    from a Citation
Locating an Article from a Citation

   Sometimes you may either be given
    a citation for an article or find one
    in your readings and want to locate
    a copy of the article
   This presentation will show you how
    to determine if the full-text of an
    article is available online through
    the KCMA library and how to
    retrieve it
Finding a full-text article
   The full-text of many (but not all) articles
    can be retrieved online from one or more of
    the many databases to which the library
    provides access.

   The Library’s A-Z List of Full-text
    Journals can be used to determine which
    databases, if any, provide access to full-
    text articles from a particular journal and
    what years/volumes of the journal are
    available online and to link to available
    articles
Locating an Article from a Citation

Your instructor gives you the following
  citations:

Agre, P. Practice innovations. Downloading
  patient-education materials. American
  Journal of Nursing, 2007 Jul; 107(7): 66-9

Jacobs A. (2003, January 23). Nursing's
  practice and theory must be linked. British
  Journal of Nursing, 12 (2), 78.

You are to locate a copy of each article and
  read it.
Start at the KCMA Library Home
Page
Click Find Articles
Click A-Z List of Full-Text Journals
The A-Z List Search Screen will
display
Identify the title of the journal

 To search the A-Z list you will
  need to identify the title of the
  journal in which the article
  appeared.
 A citation includes the journal
  title, usually after the author
  and the title of the article
Identify the Journal

   Citation 1:

Agre, P. Practice innovations.
 Downloading patient-education
 materials. American Journal of
 Nursing, 2007 Jul; 107(7): 66-9
Identify the Journal

   Citation 2:

Jacobs A. (2003, January 23).
  Nursing's practice and theory must
  be linked. British Journal of Nursing,
  12 (2), 78.
To determine if the article is available,
enter the journal title in the search box
Click Search
        The search results will display




Look carefully at the results. Note: while this search retrieved results, it is not
for the journal needed. It retrieved this information because the title
American Journal of Nursing Law begins with “American Journal of
Nursing”.
There are no results for American Journal of Nursing. We do not have online
access to articles from American Journal of Nursing.
Enter the title for the second article
Click “Search”
Articles from this journal are
available in two databases.
Note the years covered by each database. Select a
database that includes the year the article was
published. Not all databases cover the same years.




                             Both of these databases
                             cover 2003, so either
                             database may be used.
Accessing the database

   On campus you are able to click the
    link for the database of choice and
    connect directly to it

   Off campus a login screen will display
       Students enter your Student Portal
        username and password
       Faculty enter your network login and
        password
When you click the database link, you will
be connected to the selected database.
Variations in databases

   Not all databases display journal
    information in the same way
       For some you must select a year which
        then provides a secondary selection by
        issue or date
       For others individual issues will be
        linked under the year.
For this database, you must first select
the year the article was published.
Check the citation for the year
Jacobs A. (2003, January 23).
  Nursing's practice and
  theory must be linked. British
  Journal of Nursing, 12 (2), 78.
Click the appropriate year: 2003
A list of issues/dates will display
Refer to your citation to identify the
issue

Jacobs A. (2003, January 23).
  Nursing's practice and
  theory must be linked. British
  Journal of Nursing, 12 (2), 78.
Locate and click the appropriate
issue
A menu of articles from that issue
will display
          Browse the list of articles to locate
          the cited article.




When you locate
the article, click
the PDF link
         The full-text article will display



To print the
article, click the
print icon.
Citations without Issue Numbers

   Some citation styles do not require
    inclusion of an issue number if the
    journal cited uses continuous
    pagination
   A journal has continuous pagination if
    each subsequent issue begins its
    paging where the previous issue
    ended. ( E.g.: issue 1 ends with
    page 109, issue 2 begins with page
    110)
Citations without Issue Numbers
   Some full-text databases include
    paging information as well as issue
    numbers.
   For these databases, select the
    issue that includes the pages
    identified in the citation
   For databases that do not provide
    paging information, other
    procedures need to be used
Citations without Issue Numbers

   Your instructor has given you the
    citation below and you must locate
    a copy of the article:

   Kitson, Alison. (2006) From
    scholarship to action & innovation.
    Journal of Advanced Nursing. 55,
    543-545.
Citations without Issue Numbers


                    Your search of the
                    A-Z list shows
                    that full-text
                    articles from this
                    journal are
                    available online.
                    Lets try the
                    OhioLINK
                    Electronic Journal
                    Center first.
Citations without Issue Numbers



            The Electronic Journal
            Center includes paging
            for each issue. Simply
            select the issue that
            covers pages 543-545
Citations without Issue Numbers
                   Now lets check
                   Academic Search
                   Complete.
                   First select the
                   year 2006.
        Citations without Issue Numbers




This database does not
provide paging. To
work around this,
select the first issue of
the year.
Citations without Issue Numbers




                 Records for articles
                 from the first issue will
                 display.
                 Note the issue date in
                 the search box to limit
                 the results to that
                 issue: DT20060101.
Citations without Issue Numbers


               Delete the day and
               month from the
               date information
               leaving only the
               year, then click
               Search.

               This will retrieve all
               the articles from
               that year.
Citations without Issue Numbers



                   When the full list of
                   articles displays,
                   enter the author’s
                   last name in the
                   second search box.
Citations without Issue Numbers


               Next type and
               followed by the
               first few words of
               the article title.
Citations without Issue Numbers



              Then click Search.
Citations without Issue Numbers




                Articles with that phrase
                will be retrieved. Scroll
                the list to find your
                article.
Questions or Problems?

   If you have any questions or
    have problems accessing a
    resources, please contact the
    library:
     (937) 395-8053 x6
     or
     Kathy.salgado@kcma.edu