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Finding Articles using Citation Matchers

Scenario 1: Authors will reference other articles.  These article citations will appear in the reference list.

Scenario 2: You searched a library database, but did not have time to check to see if the full text article was available.  Instead you emailed or printed the list of articles.

To find full text articles, review the options outlined in middle column of this guide.

Generic Citation Matcher

First try searching across multiple library resources.

  1. Click Journal Titles from the library’s home page (under the QuickSearch box)
  2. Look to the far right and click on Citation Linker
  3. At least one field is necessary out of these 4 options: Journal title, ISSN, DOI, or PMID (this is the PubMed ID – a unique number found with each article).

PubMed Single Citation Matcher

PubMed's Single Citation Matcher is found in the middle column below the splash.

The quickest option is to use the year, volume, issue (if known), and beginning page number.

PubMed Home Page

CINAHL Citation Matcher

Open CINAHL and click the More link in the upper blue bar, then choose Citation Matcher:

CINAHL Citation Matcher

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