• physics pre-print server
• try atmospheric wave
• try “atmospheric wave”
• What’s the difference?
• Can you get full text?
• Have they been submitted, accepted,
• astronomy & astrophysics
• try “long period” AND “atmospheric waves”
• Title of journal?
• Full text?
• Citations to article?
Web of Science
• Science Citation Index
• try “long period” AND “atmospheric wave*”
• What’s the most highly cited article?
• How many references does this article have?
• How can you find other articles that reference
some of the same articles?
• How can you keep track of new citations to a
• Google Scholar (very general)
• Scopus (like Web of Science)
• PubMed (medicine)
• MathSciNet (math)
• Inspec (ECE, info tech, physics?)
• Compendex (engineering)
How to get articles
1. Get it @ Western
2. the library catalogue (journal title search)
3. free on the web?
4. Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
Interlibrary Loan (RACER)
• Journal issue not in library catalogue?
• Free photocopies of articles, loan of books
• Averages 4-10 business days
• Need to create a RACER account
• Three ways to create request:
– Link from Get it @ Western (quickest)
– Search RACER by “journal title”
– Use Blank Request Form (slowest)
Cite sources to…
• avoid plagiarism
• give credit
• back up your claims
• help other researchers
True or False?
• If I paraphrase an original piece of work, I do not
need to cite the original author.
• It is plagiarism if I purchase a paper from a
paper mill, website or other source and submit it
as my own.
• The University of Western Ontario considers
plagiarism to be a scholastic offense.
• If an article cites another article, it’s safe to cite
that 2nd article without reading it.
• Keep track of your sources
• Don’t look at articles while writing
• Use a consistent citation style
• UWO plagiarism tutorial
• SJSU plagiarism tutorial