Are you missing key elements that you need to make a correct citation? Discover a librarian's tips for fixing incomplete citations.
1. U of T Libraries' LibrarySearch
If you're just missing a few details about your reference, try inputting words from the title or author into the LibrarySearch box. If your info is distinctive enough, you may bring up the title you want, and you can note the missing pieces, such as:
Searchable citation information
How to make this work:
Example: You know that the title of the article is Use of physician assistants and nurse practitioners in primary care, 1995-1999
Example: You know that the article is by Hooker, the date is 2001 and the phrase physician assistants is in the title
3. PubMed Single Citation Matcher
If your citation comes from a medical journal, this tool can help you fill in the blanks with missing citation pieces. If you have any of the information shown below, you may be able to find the lost citation using this program.
Take note: The citation needs to be included in PubMed and the citation must be for a journal article.
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