A quick way to find additional resources for a research paper is to use references from textbooks, readings packages, key articles, etc.
Reference lists (or bibliographies or works cited) are found at the end of most scholarly publications and can lead you to other relevant resources for your research.
Check the examples below for tips on locating sources listed in reference lists.
Typical book citation:
Elkins, J. (2007). Is art history global? New York: Routledge.
It’s probably a book if...the citation contains author, title, and publication details, but no volume or issue number, no URL etc.
Find it by...completing a Title search in the Library Catalogue.
Typical chapter citation:
Thompson, R. A. (2009). Relationships, stress, and memory. In J. A. Quas & R. Fivush (Eds.), Emotion and memory in development: Biological, cognitive, and social considerations (pp. 355-373). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
It’s probably a chapter from a book if...the citation contains two titles, and the word In appears after the first title.
Find it by...completing a search for the Title of the book (not the chapter title) in the Library Catalogue.
Typical citations for articles from electronic journals:
Bergin, C., & Bergin, D. (2009). Attachment in the Classroom. Educational Psychology Review, 21(2), 141-170. doi: 10.1007/s10648-009-9104-0.
Phillion, J. (2003). Obstacles to accessing the teaching profession for immigrant women. Multicultural Education, 11(1), 41-45. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3935/is_200310/ai_n9322323.
It’s probably an article from an e-journal if...
Find it by...
Typical journal article (print) citation:
Williamson, T. (1997). Knowledge as evidence. Mind, 106, 717-741.
It’s probably a journal article if...the citation contains author, two titles, as well as volume, issue (not always present), and page numbers.
Find it by...completing a search for the Title of the journal (not the title of the article) in the Library Catalogue.
You can also quickly copy and paste your reference into Google Scholar to see if you have access to the material.
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