Half a year ago I stumbled across a noteworthy peer-reviewed article that was very relevant to my current research area. Being a noteworthy idiot, I didn't save it nor take a note (to be fair, I wasn't doing any relevant research at that point).
Fast forward six months, I really need to find this article again. I want to reference it and check out for more relevant information.
However, the problem is... it vanished.
It's been a week of non-stop trying, and I just can't find it. I've tried all possible combinations of keywords, google, scholar.google. I've checked every reference in all related articles that I could find. Not a trace. It even made me question my sanity: I'm starting to believe that I imagined or dreamed of it.
This isn't the first time I've run into such a problem. I've similarly lost at least two articles before. Same story: stumbled upon it at some point, found it interesting but didn't make a note (as it didn't seem important at that point) — only to never find it again.
Any advice on how I could find it again? I don't remember the title, the author, or the exact quotes from it. I only know what kind of point it made, and that I'll recognize it if I see it.