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 ejournals A-Z and click on the link to ‘Search Articles by citation (DOI & PMID)’, which can be found under the A-Z list.
Enter as many details as you can from your citation for the article you are searching for into the Citation Linker form to search our holdings for full text articles. You will need to enter at least the article title into the “Article Title” box and its year of publication in to the “Date” box. If you have them, you can also enter the journal title, the journal’s ISSN, the volume number and page numbers into the form.
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 grey Citation Linker form and you will be redirected to a results page that will give direct links to the full text. For example, this DOI: 10.1017/S002187580600209X will show the screen on the right (click on the image to enlarge). The page shows the full citation information for the article and each of the orange ‘Article’ boxes are will link to full text access to the article via the different ejournal platforms. 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 access to the article on Science Direct.
Why not search for these to see how the Citation Linker works –
- By Shigeru Watanabe, Animal Cognition, volume 13, issue 1, 2010, p. 75-85
- DOI: 10.1136/bmj.f7198
- Journal of Information Science, ISSN 0165-5515, 2008, volume 34, issue 5, p. 680-687
- Soccer & Society, volume 15, issue 4, 2013, p 564