How do I find out where a paper was published?
How do you know if a resource has been published?
- Books: honestly, look for a publisher’s name. Even e-books will have this information (yes, even on Google Books).
- Journal articles: If you can find the volume, issue and page numbers for a journal article, it’s been published.
- Websites: are not published.
How can you tell when a paper was published?
Go directly to the online homepage of the journal in which the paper was published. Some scientific journals are “open-source,” meaning that their content is always free online to the public. Others are free online (often after registering with the website) if the paper was published more than a year ago.
How do I search for an academic source on Google?
Find an article at Google Scholar
- Go to Google Scholar, enter the article title, and click Search:
- If available, your article should appear as one of the first few results:
- If you click an article’s title, you may be taken to a publisher’s site that will ask you to pay for full text.
How do you find similar research papers?
Finding Articles on Similar Topics
- Write down the key words you can find for the article.
- Write down synonyms for the key words (indexes use terminology that may not match the exact terms used in your article).
- Select possible indexes and/or abstracts.
- Search for your key words/subjects in the indexes/abstracts you’ve selected.
How do I find academic papers?
Academic search engines have become the number one resource to turn to in order to find research papers and other scholarly sources….The top list of academic search engines
- Google Scholar.
- Microsoft Academic.
- Semantic Scholar.
- Baidu Scholar.
How do you know if research is original?
An article is considered original research if…
- it is the report of a study written by the researchers who actually did the study.
- the researchers describe their hypothesis or research question and the purpose of the study.
- the researchers detail their research methods.
- the results of the research are reported.
How do you know if something is a research article?
Words to look for as clues include: analysis, study, investigation, examination, experiment, numbers of people or objects analyzed, content analysis, or surveys. To contrast, the following are not primary research articles (i.e., they are secondary sources): Literature reviews.
Where is original research published?
An original research article (also called primary scientific literature) will follow the scientific format, undergo peer review and be published in academic journals.