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BIO416 Research Skills Guide: Primo Search

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 7th style.

Book citation structure: Author/s. Year of publication in parentheses. Book title in italics. Edition in parentheses. Publisher.Book chapter citation structure: Author/s. Year of publication in parentheses. Chapter title. Editor/s. Book title in italics. Edition and page numbers in parentheses. Publisher.Journal article citation structure: Author/s. Year of publication in parentheses. Article title. Journal title in italics. Volume in italics, issue in parentheses. Page numbers. DOI.Webpage citation structure: Author/s. Year of publication in parentheses. Title of work in italics. Title of site. URL.

Using Primo Search

Primo Search is the best place to start your research. It is a way to find most of what is in the library collection using an easy search tool. You will find relevant books and journals, plus other academic materials from DVDs to thesis and eBooks.

You can get to Primo Search from the Library website homepage.

Use your usual Charles Sturt University username and password to log in to Primo Search. You can search without logging in but you need to log in to request items and see your saved searches.

What is Primo Search?

Find your subject readings