Thursday, February 21, 2008

Interpreting your Reading List

Semester has started, you've bought all of your prescribed texts, it's time to find the recommended readings in the library.Here are the most common types of resources included on lists, how to distinguish them and how to locate them.

Book

Pease, A. (2004). The definitive book of body language, Buderim, Qld: Pease International.

In a reading list a book citation can include the following elements:

  • Author or Editor = Pease, A.
  • Date of publication = 2004
  • Title = The definitive book of body language
  • Publisher = Pease International
  • Place of publication = Buderim, Qld
To find this item you can search CSU catalogue by title of the book "Definitive book of body language" or by the author "Pease"

Book Chapter

O’Brien, T. (2005). Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. In A. Lewis & B. Norwich (Eds.), Special teaching for special children?: Pedagogies for inclusion (pp.166-179) Berkshire, England: Open University Press.

When a book is compiled by an editor or editors it is important to remember that an editor is not considered to be an author and sometimes the item cannot be found with an Author search. The citation of a chapter from a book can be difficult to read as there are two titles; firstly, the title of the chapter and then the title of the book. Generally, the word In separates the titles to indicate that the chapter is ‘in’ the identified book.

  • Author of chapter = O'Brien, P
  • Date of publication = 2005
  • Title of chapter = Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
  • Author or editor of book = A. Lewis & B. Norwich
  • Book title = Special teaching for special children?: Pedagogies for inclusion
  • Publisher = Oxford University Press
  • Place of publication = Berkshire, England
  • Pages = pp. 166-179
To find this item you can search the CSU catalogue by title of the book "Special teaching for special children" not by the title of the chapter

Article in a journal

Clegg, S., Kornberger, M. & Rhodes, C. (2007), Business ethics as practice. British Journal of Management 18 (2) , 107–122.

A journal article citation also has two titles; firstly, the title of the journal article and then the title of the journal. Following the title of the journal are details such as the volume, issue and page numbers.

  • Author/s of Article = Clegg, S., Kornberger, M. & Rhodes, C.
  • Date of publication = 2007
  • Article title = Business Ethics as Practice
  • Journal title = British Journal of Management
  • Volume, number, pages = Volume 18, issue 2 , pages 107–122.

To find this item you can search CSU catalogue by title of the journal "
British Journal of Management" not by the title or author of the article. You will then be able to see whether the CSU Library has the issue your article appears in, either in print or online.

For more information work through the LibrarySkills Catalogue tutorial, or contact the Library through Ask a Question.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:11 am

    i found some books i want but they are only in orange. how long does it take to get books from orange. I'm at thurgoona.

    thanks

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  2. If the books you wish to borrow are not on loan i.e. on the shelf, then the mailout time is normally 3working days. To return the books, simply drop them into the Thurgoona library.

    Lisa

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  3. Anonymous9:55 am

    thanks lisa

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