In the reference section of a paper that you are reading, you found another interesting article. If this article is in an IEEE or IET (IEE) journal or it was presented at a IEEE conference, it would be quickest to go to IEEE Xplore directly since much of this content is available full text. You can browse to find the volume, issue, and page containing the article or you can search.
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In an ideal world, references would always be right. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If the article is not located where you thought, you can use IEEE Xplore to verify/find the reference information. Try variations of the information that you have. If you have the correct author and title, you should be able to locate the article. Otherwise, you might have to experiment using different searches to find it.
If it is not an IEEE or IET publication, you can try a different database, such as Compendex via Engineering Village. Go to Engineering Village tutorial.
Searching in the Metadata only, seek information about very large scale integration and robotics by
There is an icon (unlocked) that indicates that we can download "A new compact analog VLSI model for Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity."
We can't download "A Systematic Method for Configuring VLSI Networks of Spiking Neurons." This record has a locked icon. We do have access to this article elsewhere – just not from IEEE Xplore. Select the LinkSource button. Full Text is available at EBSCO.
Don't forget about the index terms (under the keyword tab in the detailed record). They can eliminate some irrelevant results if used alone. Their use can provide a more thorough search when used in conjunction with a keyword search (not to be confused with the keyword tab). Keep in mind that not all documents have index terms, so you will exclude those items when performing an index term search alone.
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