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Writing 116 (Mele): Known Item Searching

Writing in the Natural Sciences

Find a Known Item

Some Strategies

1.  Look for the article title in Google Scholar.  Try the title OR UC-eLinks hyperlink.

2.  Look for the article title in Melvyl.  Look for the UC-eLinks button.

3. Look for the journal title.  Select the Journals tab in library search box.  See if the journal is available.  Is the date you need available?

4. You may be able to find it in a major database IF it belongs to a specific subject area.

Try it Out:  Do we have these articles?

Citation #1

"Assessing the predictive validity of emotional intelligence" by Shaun Newsome, Arla L. Day, Victor M. Catany in Personality and Individual Differences. Vol 29 (6), Dec 2000, pp. 1005-1016.

Citation #2

"The treatment of bulimia nervosa" by Rosalyn A. Griffiths, Stephan W. Touyz, Philip B. Mitchell, Wendy Bacon in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 21 (1), Mar 1987, pp. 5-15.

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Strategies for Locating Articles - with Incomplete Information

Context

Sometimes you may be trying to find an article but you have incomplete information.  For instance, you don't know the year, author, or exact title.  See News items below that refer to journal articles but that don't actually give us the full citation.

Strategies - for Finding Incomplete Citations

Look for specific information such as author(s), journal in which the study was published, date of publication, unique words to describe the subject area.

  • If the journal name is given, use the eJournal finder to locate the journal. 
    • Note: This will only locate journals to which the UC Merced Library subscribes.
  • If the author and/or other topic information is given, trying searching a database using those terms. e.g. Google Scholar, Melvyl (catalog), or Web of Science.

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