When you are looking at a reading list or a list of references, it is helpful if you can distinguish between citations for books, book chapters, journal articles and webpages. This will also help you to search for the items in Primo Search, Google Scholar, or Journal Databases.
The following graphic will help you identify each of the three most common types of citations at university, and indicates the elements that are contained within citations. These citations (or references) are all formatted in the APA 6th style.
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.
Accessing an eBook? Watch this video for handy tips.
If you are searching for a chapter in an edited book from your reading list:
If you are searching for a journal article from your reading list: