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BMS105/132 Research Skills Guide: Understanding citations

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 to 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.

Search Reserve

The Search Reserve tab in Primo allows you to look for eReserve and print items that are on reserve for your subject.

To search for reserve items:

  • Enter your subject code into the search box below
  • Click the Search button

Search Tips

If you are searching for a chapter in an edited book from your reading list:

  • Search your subject's eReserve, (also known as 'reserve' or 'subject reserve') as digitised chapters are often in there
  • Search for just the title of the book (not the chapter) in Primo Search - it might be available in an eBook

If you are searching for a journal article from your reading list:

  • Search for just the article title in Primo Search, and if that doesn't work-
  • Search for just the journal title in Primo Search - it might be available within an ejournal or a hard copy journal

Finding your subject readings

If you paste in the whole citation you will usually get no results.

Search for the article title for a journal article.

Search for the book title for a book or book chapter - add an author if you get too many results.

Searching using your subject code to find eReserve and print items that are on reserve for your subject.

 

Find eReserve readings