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NRS221 Research Skills Guide: Recommended readings

Interpreting Citations

Recommended readings in your subject site can give you an idea of the type of resources that your lecturer values.

Distinguishing between citations for books, book chapters, journal articles and websites can help you to search for the items in Primo Search, Google Scholar, or Journal Databases.

Below we list some of the most common resources and their citation structure when formatted in the APA 6th style.

 

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.

Find your subject readings

Search Reserve

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

There are two ways to search:

From the Primo widget: enter your subject code into the search box, click on subject code and Search.

From the main Primo search: type in your subject code, change search all to eReserve & Reserve and search