How to use eresources@cambridge: #4 searching for ejournals by citation and DOI

There may be times when you need to find ejournal articles and are given a citation or DOI to base your search on. Here is a guide to finding the articles you need, no matter what your starting point is.

To search articles by citation go to the Advanced Search function in iDiscover and choose ‘Articles’ from the drop down box for ‘Material Type’.

Enter as many details as you can from your citation for the article you are searching for into the Advanced Search form to search our holdings for full text articles. You will need to enter at least the article title or journal title and choose the year of publication from the “Publication Date” drop down list (or enter a date with the ‘specific date’ option). It would also be useful to enter the name of the author of the article into an ‘Author/creator’ box (change ‘Any field’ to ‘Author/creator’ from the drop down list).

You will need to make sure that the ‘Articles and online resources’ option has been chosen from the three above the search bar.

You can also search by DOI and PMID.

A DOI is a digital object identifier which is used to identify individual electronic  documents. These can be found in the metadata for online articles. A PMID is PubMed ID number which works in the same way as a DOI.

To search for an article by DOI you just need to enter it into the iDiscover search bar. For example, this DOI: 10.1136/bmj.f7198 will show this article.

A PMID search works in the same way, you just need to make sure you put the PMID in the appropriate box in the Citation Linker form. The PMID: 24944039 leads to full text accessvia this iDiscover record:

Why not search for this to see how the Advanced Search works –

By Shigeru Watanabe, Animal Cognition, volume 13, issue 1, 2010, p. 75-85


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