A scholarly citation consists of the information we need to locate a specific article, book, or other work. For an article, the citation normally includes the author, date, title of the article, and the name of the journal in which it was published, along with volume and issue numbers. There may also be a code or web address to make sure the reader can identify the work precisely.
Here is an example of a citation for a scholarly article:
Rogerson, Peter A. “Statistical Evidence for Long-Range Space-Time Relationships between Large Earthquakes.” Journal of Seismology 22, no. 6 (November 2018): 1423–35. doi:10.1007/s10950-018-9775-4.
Most frequently you find the article by finding the journal in which it was published. In the example above, you want the Journal of Seismology, volume 22, issue 6. Follow these steps to locate the article:
· On the e-journals search page, enter the name of the journal—in our example, Journal of Seismology.
· The results are shown below. The first item is the one we want. Click Online Access to find out if we have it through WKU Libraries.
· If we have access, use the link provided to go to the database or publisher’s page, then go to the appropriate year, volume, and issue to find the article you want.
· When you find it, you should be able to download a digital version of the article (such as a pdf or html).
· If we don’t have access, consider making an Interlibrary Loan request—we can normally obtain articles very quickly and deliver it to you in a convenient electronic format.