The function takes the parameters, defined by the user, and returns a table with publication information from the Neotoma Paleoecological Database.

get_publication(x, contactid, datasetid, author, pubtype, year, search)

Arguments

x

Numeric Publication ID value, either from get_dataset or known.

contactid

Numeric Contact ID value, either from get_dataset or get_contact

datasetid

Numeric Dataset ID, known or from get_dataset

author

Character string for full or partial author's name. Can include wildcards such as 'Smit*' for all names beginning with 'Smit'.

pubtype

Character string, one of eleven allowable types, see get_table. For a list of allowed types run get_table("PublicationTypes").

year

Numeric publication year.

search

A character string to search for within the article citation.

Value

A list is returned with two data frame components:

meta

A single row with Publication ID, type, year of publication and full citation.

Authors

data.frame of author names, order and IDs, can be of variable length.

References

Neotoma Project Website: http://www.neotomadb.org API Reference: http://wnapi.neotomadb.org/doc/resources/contacts

Author

Simon J. Goring [email protected]

Examples

if (FALSE) { # To find all publications from 1998: year.cont <- get_publication(year = 1998) # To find all data contributors who have the last name "Smith" smith.cont <- get_publication(author = 'Smith') }