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EML102 Research Skills Guide: Understanding your reading list

UNDERSTANDING YOUR READING LIST

Looking at your reading list in your subject outline can give you an idea of the type of resources that your lecturer values.

Understanding the parts of the citations can help you to identify what type of resource it is and where to look for it. It will also give you a better understanding of how to create references in your assignments.

Book citations should have the following structure: Author/s. Year of publication in parentheses. Book title in italics. Edition in parentheses. Place of publication and publisher.

Book section/chapter citations should have the following structure: Author/s. Year of publication in parentheses. Chapter title. Editor name/s. Book title in italics. Page numbers. Place of publication and publisher.

Journal article citations should have the following structure: Author/s. Year of publication in parentheses. Article title. Journal title in italics. Volume. Issue in parentheses. Page numbers. Retrieval information.

Webpage citations should have the following structure: Website author/s. Year of publication in parentheses. Page name. Retrieval information.