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Ocean and Earth Science: Journal Articles

Subject guide for oceanography and earth science.

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

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.

Citing and Referencing

Your department will recommend which citing and referencing style you should use.

Use the Citing and Referencing guide to find out how to reference resources and which referencing style you should be using.

There is also guidance on the different types of referencing software available to help organise your references and insert them into your write-up - automatically formatted into the right reference style

How Can I Find Articles On My Topic?

Use DelphiS to find journal articles

DelphiS

Alternatively you can search an individual subject database.  These will search a smaller number of articles than DelphiS, but give you more control over your searches and more focused results. Subject databases are particularly recommended for researchers and students doing dissertation research.

Key Databases

If you're looking for journal articles, these are some of the key databases you'll need. You can see the full list of databases for Ocean and Earth Science for additional specialist literature and subject related databases.

How Do I Know If You Have It?

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. 

 

No Full Text?

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Off-Campus Access

Accessing library resources from home

To connect to library resources such as databases and journals you will need to use the University’s VPN service called Globalprotect. Advice on how to set your connection up can be found on the iSolutions page How do I set up VPN on my device? 

Planning Your Search

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