3 major citation indexes covering the Sciences, the Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities. Start with a known article and find other articles that have cited it. Also useful for interdisciplinary keyword searching.
- Citation Searching in Web of Science
Citation searching is a way to "look forward" from the starting point of a particular article. You may use this strategy instead of keyword searching to find more articles on the same (or similar) topics.
The Elsevier Science Direct journal collection covers disciplines in addition to physical and life sciences, e.g. social sciences; indexes over 2,800 journals; full text available for over 1,000 journals.
- How to access ScienceDirect articles
Detailed instructions about obtaining articles from ScienceDirect. Drew students can get "pay-per-download" ScienceDirect articles through the Library, either by Inter-Library Loan or using Library Chat.
A large general index to popular, professional and scholarly publications covering a broad range of subjects. Many full text articles available.
This free, interdisciplinary resource indexes the available text of scholarly journal sites and scholarly website collections on the Internet, and allows citation searching. No subject searching. Make sure Scholar Preferences are set to include Library Links from Drew to check subscription content availability; some collections, however, are not linked.
- Searching Google Scholar
Useful information about searching Google Scholar. Its strengths, weaknesses, features, and benefits can be found here.
Free software to help manage your bibliographic needs, inlcuding organizing sources and citations by project, sharing citations for group work, and for "citing while you write", i.e. inserting citations into papers while writing.
(Beware: No citation software is perfect--check your work!) Instructions for EndNote Web
- Go HERE to look for upcoming EndNote Workshops at the Library.
Scientific Style and Format Citation Quick Guide
A handy reference sheet to check your Council of Science Editors (CSE) citation style for accuracy. (8th Edition)
Scientific Style and Format
An authoritative reference for in all areas of science and related fields, including style instructions, publishing procedures and citation practices. Includes citation quick guide.
Lipson, Charles. Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Print .PN171 .F56 L56 2004
Drew University's plagiarism policy
Take time to familiarize yourself with Drew's policy on plagiarism. CLICK HERE for a link to the "Academic Integrity" section of Drew's Student Handbook which contains a description of the plagiarism policy.
Science Reference Librarian
Tel: 973-408- 3483
Click directly to the full text if available in a database, or click on to find the full text in another database.The Article Linker guide provides additional instructions for finding full text, either online or in print/microfilm format within the library.
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