Check dates and choose a
source. The Nature
Journal Archive database
covers 2006 to the
Browse issues or
enter a keyword for a
more specific search.
Remember Evans Library
holdings are from 2006 to the
present. Select Research and
limit by Publication Date for
Click the title to
view the PDF and
are a clue to peer-
This database offers a couple
of PDF viewing options.
readcube gives extra
information at a glance.
Make sure your article is peer-reviewed.
Title - very detailed, usually a summary of the article's contents, most likely
contains technical terms
Authors - include credentials (university affiliation) and email addresses
Abstract - brief summary of the article and its problems, findings, and
conclusions that lets you know quickly if the article is useful to your research
Introduction - presents the thesis and goals of the research, and sometimes
a literature review
Publication information - sometimes a citation to the published article is
included, sometimes just the journal title, and sometimes no publication
information at all
Data - charts, graphs, and equations are included to help explain scientific
Article text - often highly technical, and may be broken into subheadings
such as Argument, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and Further
Conclusion - a summary of the results of the research
References - citations for the articles referenced within the paper, excellent
for additional research on the article's topic
List number of citations
for article 4 in 2007, in total and by month.
This assignment requires you to do two things:
1. Find full-text articles referenced within the bibliographies of your
Assignment #1 article and two others.
• Journal titles are typically italicized in citations.
• If the journal title is abbreviated, use CAS Source Index to find
the full title.
• If you know the journal title, begin at A-Z Journals.
• Repeat the process that you used to find Article #1.
2. Analyze citation information for article #4 using Science Citation