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Mathematical Sciences: Journal Articles

Why Use Journals?

  • Articles are more up-to-date than books
  • They offer greater detail and insight into research
  • Peer-reviewed articles are considered more reliable

How Do I Reference An Article?

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.

Check out our Citing and Referencing page for more information. 

Understanding An Article Reference

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.

Key Databases

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.

Other Databases

Off-Campus Access

Very few of our resources are freely available to any web user. If you're at home, the easiest way around this problem is to sign into the University's SVE service.

Another option is to set up VPN on your device. iSolutions provide guidance on how to set up VPN in this article

Alternatively, some resources may have an "institutional" or "Shibboleth" login option. Use this and log in with your University username and password.