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CSC 803: Module 3

This guide provides students in CSC 803 with access to library content needed in each week of the course.

Module 3: Learning Outcomes

In Module 3, you will complete activities in which you:

  1. Learn about citation searching in Web of Science
  2. Learn to use the Mundt Library's "Journal Finder" to find the full text of an article for which you only have a citation
  3. Learn how Kopernio and Google Scholar can also be used to find the full text of an article
  4. Learn how you can find articles that cite an original article

Module 3: Activity - Getting Full Articles (assignment)

Understand three ways to get your hands on full articles

BACKGROUND: Last week, you learned about and used Journal Finder. This week, I want to make sure you know about two more ways to find full articles when you have a citation but not the full article: Google Scholar and Interlibrary Loan.

A. The 3 methods:

1. Find a Journal -- gets you to all of the journals to which the Library subscribes. We pay for the journal access and you get access for free.

  • The link to Find a Journal can be found on the Library home page.
  • You searched by journal title in order to find a journal. Once you arrived at the journal, you then located the specific article that was needed.

2. Google Scholar - gets you to journal articles that are available without subscription on the Internet (and may get some subscription material via methods too complicated to explain here).

  • When searching Google Scholar, search for the specific item (e.g. article) you need. You do not search by journal title.
  • You search with an author's name combined with keywords in the article title. Or you might do an exact search for the article title by putting quote marks around the title.

3. Interlibrary Loan - is a solution for getting full articles that you cannot find for free using Journal Finder or Google Scholar.

  • You will learn about Interlibrary Loan further below.

B. Employing the three methods

When you have a citation for an article, but not the full article, you can start by searching either Journal Finder or Google Scholar.

1. If you don't find what you need in Find a Journal, then try Google Scholar.

2. If you start with Google Scholar and don't find the full article, then try Find a Journal.

C. Can you find the full articles for these citations?

For each of these items, determine whether the full article can be found (without payment) using Journal Finder or Google Scholar or both.

1. Gowtham, R., & Krishnamurthi, I. (2014). PhishTackle-a web services architecture for anti-phishing. Cluster Computing, 17(3), 1051-1068. doi:10.1007/s10586-013-0320-5

2.Sheng, S., Holbrook, M., Kumaraguru, P., Cranor, L., & Downs, J. (2010). Who falls for Phish?: A demographic analysis of phishing susceptibility and effectiveness of interventions. SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 373-382. doi:10.1145/1753326.1753383

3. T. Churi, P. Sawardekar, A. Pardeshi and P. Vartak, "A secured methodology for anti-phishing," 2017 International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded and Communication Systems (ICIIECS), Coimbatore, 2017, pp. 1-4.
doi: 10.1109/ICIIECS.2017.8276081

D. Learn about Interlibrary Loan

1. Go to the library home page.

2. On the library home page, go to Services on the upper navigation.

3. Select Interlibrary Loan.

4. Use the navigation on the left side to select "About Interlibrary Loan" and read it.

5. Use the navigation on the left side to read the rest of the information about interlibrary loan.

 NOTE: Do submit Interlibrary Loan requests when needed. 

 NOTE:   PLEASE do not submit an Interlibrary Loan request just to try out the process. We have a very small staff, and the person who handles Interlibrary Loan does not need busy work :-)


EndNote Click is a free browser plug-in and web platform that enables one-click access to academic journal articles, across library subscriptions, publisher websites, OA repositories, databases, and search engines.

EndNote Click travels with you as you search and discover journal articles on the web; EndNote Click works by bringing the institution's subscriptions to the point of need for the researcher, and across many different platforms, on- and off-campus. If no subscription access is available for an article, EndNote Click will try to deliver a free alternative, e.g. an OA version or preprint.

To add EndNote Click to your browser simply go to  to download the browser extension.

A video introduction can be watched at


Module 3: Activitiy - Techniques for finding sources for a literature review (assignment)

Techniques for building a list of sources for a literature review

BACKGROUND. So far we've talked about finding sources for the literature review by searching the Library's research databases and searching Google Scholar. In addition to such searches, other techniques may be used to build your list of sources for a literature review.

1. One technique is to look at the bibliographies of the articles, proceedings, or books you've discovered while searching (or that have been given to you by professors or others). The bibliographies can lead you to earlier, important articles that you may have missed in your searching.  These prior articles might be relevant and important to you because they originally reported or they illuminate a theory, model, or method you intend to use, improve, or refute. 

  • With that technique, you’re using newer articles to explore back in time. The articles found in a bibliography are older than the article in which the bibliography appears. So you are exploring from newer to older articles.

2. Another technique for building a literature review is to explore forward in time by using cited reference searching.

  • In this technique, an important older article is the starting point for finding newer articles that cite it. The older paper would be a key paper that is relevant to your work. In this technique, you are exploring whether newer articles that cite the paper may also be relevant to your research.

3. Web of Science is a database that supports cited reference searching.

4. Go to Web of Science.  As with all of our research databases, you can find a link to it in the "Research" dropdown menu on the Library homepage and then selecting Complete Database List. You can also find a link to Web of Science in the Library's "Information Systems, Information Assurance, and Computer Science Resources Guide."

5. Your first step is to locate the key older paper.  In this activity, you will follow the steps below to find this paper in Web of Science.

Title: Data compression and harmonic analysis
Author(s): Donoho, DL; Vetterli, M; DeVore, RA; Daubechies I.
Source: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY  Volume: 44   Issue: 6   Pages: 2435-2476   DOI: 10.1109/18.720544   Published: OCT 1998

a. On the Web of Science search screen, click on "add row" which can be found below the search box.

b. In the top search box, enter keywords from the title of the article: data compression harmonic analysis

c. In the second box, change the type of search from "Topic" to "Author" and enter in the search box: donoho

d. Do the search to retrieve the article.

6. The next step is to find out what articles have cited the Donoho, Vetterli, DeVore & Daubechies article.

a. On the right side of the screen you will see that it says "Times Cited" followed by a number.

b. The number is a link. Click on the number to display the articles that have cited the Donoho et al. article.

c. The articles that cite the Donoho et al. article are retrieved with the newest articles at the top of the list.

d. If there were a particular aspect of the original Donoho, Vetterli, & DeVore article that made it worthwhile to you, you might use the refinement options on the left side of the results screen to pull out citing articles that cite Donoho for a similar purpose. For example, you could refine by selecting a Web of Science category or selecting a research area, or you could add a term such as "distortion" in the "search within results" searchbox.

7. Now it's your turn. Use Web of Science to find what articles have cited the article below; then answer the questions.

Ariadne: A secure on-demand routing protocol for ad hoc networks
By: Hu, YC; Perrig, A; Johnson, DB
WIRELESS NETWORKS  Volume: 11   Issue: 1-2   Special Issue: SI   Pages: 21-38   Published: JAN-MAR 2005

a. How many times has the Hu, Perrig & Johnson article been cited?

b. What is the title of the most recent article that cites the Hu, Perrig & Johnson article AND when was it published?

8. Another interesting feature of Web of Science is that after searching for a topic, you can sort by "Times Cited."  Find the sort options  at the top of the results screen. Selecting "Times Cited" will bring to the top of the results list the most highly cited papers for a particular topic. Try it out with a research topic of interest to you.

9.  Google Scholar also claims to provide citation searching. You will now test it out. Go to Google Scholar and find the same Hu, Perrig & Johnson article you searched for in #7 above.

a. Below the title and partial abstract you found in Google Scholar for the Hu, Perrig & Johnson article, find and click on the link that says "Cited by 3168" (or whatever number is there on the date you search). That will display the list of items that cite the article according to Google Scholar. How many of the articles on the first screen of citing articles have publication dates prior to 2005? 

 Obviously, those articles could not possibly have cited the 2005 Hu, Perrig, & Johnson article. So while it may provide some articles, Google Scholar's citation searching is unreliable.


Next Module

Next week...

In Module 4, we will look at different types of resources and the databases you can use to search for them.