Referencing articles you've used is important - it demonstrates that you've researched your topic, it allows others to find the article to read for themselves, and it avoids accusations of plagairism.
If there isn't a tab (above) with specific referencing advice, check out our general guide to referencing. Remember to follow the correct guidelines for your subject!
Found a good article? Now you need to know whether you can get the full text.
If you've run a database search, the article's record may have a "Full Text" or "PDF" link - that's great: click to get the full text. If not, look out for the Full Text Finder icon - click this to find out if we have access to the journal.
If you found the article another way, search eJournal Title Search for the journal (not article) title to find out if we have access to the electronic version. If not, run a "journal title" search on WebCat to see if we have it in print.
A correctly formatted reference will tell you exactly where to find the full article:
DING, Y., JACOB, E. K., ZHIXIONG, Z., FOO, S., ERJIA, Y., GEORGE, N. L. and LIJIANG, G. (2009) Perspectives on social tagging, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (12), 2388-2401.
This article was written by Y Ding & colleagues, and the article's title is "Perspectives on social tagging". It was published in 2009 in the journal called "Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology". It was published in volume 60, issue 12, and the article ran from page 2388 to 2401.
If you're looking for journal articles, these are some of the key databases you'll need. You can see some other useful databases below, and the listing of Science and Engineering Datasets.
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Alternatively, some resources may have an "institutional" or "Shibboleth" login option. Use this and log in with your University username and password.