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Find Articles By Citation

When you already have the title, author, and journal information for an article there are several ways to easily locate the article using Google Scholar and the Libraries’ catalog.

Use Google Scholar to search for a citation

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From Google Scholar type or paste the article title into the search box

See also: How Do I Link Google Scholar to GW Libraries?

Search the Library Catalog with an article citation 

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From the library homepage type or paste the title of the article in the main search box.


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Select “Articles” from the drop down menu and click “enter.



Use Citation Linker to find your article


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From within the Library Catalog, select “Search by Citation” 

This link is found in the toolbar along the top of the page from within the library catalog. This link will take you directly to the Citation Linker tool as well.

Screenshot Article By Citation link from inside Library Catalog


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Enter as much information as you have about the article.  Most importantly the title, at least one author, the date of publication, and the title of the journal.


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Click “Submit” at the bottom right of the screen. Review the results to locate your article.


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