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Use this example to help you understand the citation elements of a journal article.
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Note (*) that journal titles are often abbreviated. In most cases, you will need the full title to search for the journal in the online catalog or as an e-journal. Try:
- Selecting a link for the "full citation" or "complete reference" in an online source
- Selecting the link for a database's source list, and then looking for your journal title
- Looking in the beginning of a print journal, book or periodical index, as there may be an abbreviations list
- Looking in the book Periodical Title Abbreviations, available at the Perkins Reference Desk and Lilly Ready Reference
- All That JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources provides links for the natural and social sciences, law, and philosophy.
Consider using citation management software to collect, organize, share and format citations.
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Check out this citation tool comparison chart. Or watch this 2-min tutorial, which will guide you through creating a free account with RefWorks. Or attend one of the scheduled workshops.