Scientific publications are the basis of research in the scientific community.
Typically, you search for articles explicitly, if:
- you already known the article and check the online availability
- you search articles on a subject
In general, the article reference is a good starting point for the search. Here’s a typical example:
Hagey. (2012). Building healthy soils: Urban farming grows in Oakland. BioCycle, (3), 23-26.
Author. (Publication date).Title: Journal title, (issue), pages start – end.
Basically, a reference can contain the following information:
- journal title
- ISSN is an international standard to uniquely identify journals or newspapers, also e-journals (e-ISSN)
- date is the date of publication. Usually, only the year of publication is given
- volume and issue of the journal, in which the article was published
- pages – first and last page of the article
- article title
- DOI – the digital object identifier (DOI) identifies digital or abstract objects. It is used, in particular, for articles in scientific journals