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Citations to the Chemical Literature: Journal Articles

Citations to Journal Articles

1. Marshall, W. L., J. Chem. Eng. Data 32, 221, 1987

 This is a citation from a journal article. Gives author, journal title abbreviation, volume, page, and year. It was common in the past (and still occurs today) to see the journal title abbreviated. If you don’t know what the journal abbreviation means, use a resource such as CASSI. To find out if we have access to the article, search for the journal in Library Catalog as a periodical title, or look in the A-Z list of electronic journals.


2. Freiermuth, B.; Wentrup, C. J. Org. Chem. 1991, 56, 2286– 2289

 Another citation from a journal article, the order of elements is switched around but the information is the same as in the above example as is the procedure for finding the article.


3. Title: Identification of Plasma Protein Targets of 4-Hydroxynonenal and Their Sites of Modification Utilizing Click cycloaddition, Photocleavable Linkers, and Shotgun Proteomics
Author(s): Kim, HY; Tallman, KA; Codreanu, SG, et al.
Source: CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN TOXICOLOGY   Volume: 23   Issue: 1   Pages: 276-276   Published: 2010

Citation from Web of Science (WoS) search. This one is easy, journal title spelled out, all information clearly presented.

Electronic confinement and coherence in patterned epitaxial graphene
SCIENCE 312 : 1191 DOI 10.1126/science.1125925 2006

This citation from the list of cited references in WoS includes a special piece of information, the DOI. This is an article identifier and is beginning to be used as a search term.

5. DEMARTINO A Magnetic confinement of massless Dirac fermions in graphene PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 98 : ARTN 066802 2007

This citation is to an electronic version of an article. There is no page number. Instead there is an article number ARTN 066802.

6. CO2 Adsorption on Carbon Models of Organic Constituents of Gas Shale and Coal By Liu, Yang-Yang; Wilcox, Jennifer From Environmental Science & Technology, ACS ASAP. Language: English, Database: CAPLUS


This citation from SciFinder Scholar is to the ASAP version of an article so there is no information about journal volume, issue, pages or date. This information will be available later when the article appears in an issue of the journal. 


7. Puls, J.; Saake, B. ACS Symp. Ser. 2004, 864, 24-37


This is a reference to a paper is a book in a series. It has the same format as a journal article reference, with the title of the series instead of the title of the journal.

8. Morimoto, Emiko. The Role of Microglia in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Analysis of MicroRNAs. Diss. 2012.

This citation from Google Scholar doesn't give all the necessary information. However, if you click on the title link, it will take you to the paper (if you have a subscription) where you can then get the full citation as well as the full text. You can also click on the "Try Harvard Library" link.


9. Brenner, D. and Mak, T. W. (2009) Mitochondrial cell death effectors Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 21, 871– 877 [CrossRef], [PubMed], [ChemPort]


 This is a reference from the HTML version of a paper in an online journal. The information given is in a different order (date after authors). The references at the end are links to the cited paper.




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