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Searching for a specific article

Use the Citation Linker to check if the University of Canberra Library can provide access to the fulltext of the journal or newspaper article that you need.

For best results

Use the number parts of this form.

e.g. issn + volume (number) + issue (number) + start page+ date (year)

The Citation Linker can only match text that is an exact match to that in the database it is trying to link to

Some abbreviations explained

ISSN (International Standard Serial Number)

Each serial title (including journals, magazines & newspapers) has a unique internationally recognised 8 digit number. The ISSN helps to distinguish serials with the same name.

Examples of ISSNs are:

  • 0066-4162
  • 1558-9080

DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

Some major academic publishers provide unique identifiers, numbers and sometimes text, to journal articles within their publications. See the Library's DOI Information Web page for more details about DOIs.

Examples of DOIs are:

  • 10.1126/science.1162494
  • 10.1086/591688
  • 10.1007/s00265-008-0619-z

If you have a DOI no further information need to typed onto the form. The DOI search should take you directly to the article, or at least the publication details for it.

PMID (PubMed Identifier)

PubMed is the major biomedical sciences and life sciences database published by the National Library of Medicine in the U.S. The PMID number is unique to each article indexed.

Examples:

  • 19084476
  • 19178527

If you have a PMID no further information need to typed onto the form.  The PMID search should take you directly to the article, or at least the publication details for it. 


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