Answered By: Biomedical Library
Last Updated: Jun 18, 2020     Views: 73

You may find the complete citation of an article even if you have only partial information, using PubMed's Single Citation Matcher.

  1. Click on the PubMed Plus icon on the Biomedical Library homepage.

  2. Click on the Single Citation Matcher link located on the middle of the page under Find.

  3. Enter all the information that you have about the article, and hit Search

  4. On the results page, resort the articles by changing the "Display Options", located under the search box on the right, to Most Recent.

  5. Once you are in the abstract view of the article, locate the PennText icon to check the availability of the journal (if you are not familiar with PennText, click here.)
  6. NOTE: PubMed provides access to a limited number of highly-significant journals. It will not provide results for any journals or articles it does not collect. If you don't get a result with Pubmed, you may also want to try Embase's citation matcher, which covers a broader range of title:

Another option is entering the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) of the article into Penn Library's Articles+ searchbox (note- original article may be at the bottom of the list if in date order). Still can't find the article?  Ask a librarian!

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