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Objectives. Read and interpret basic citations. Locate books and articles using evidence found in citations. Why do I want to do this?. To avoid “giving up” on a source (or even a topic) just because it’s not on a computer screen in front of you. Don’t reinvent the wheel!

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objectives
Objectives
  • Read and interpret basic citations.
  • Locate books and articles using evidence found in citations.

2006 UW Libraries Research Workshops

why do i want to do this
Why do I want to do this?
  • To avoid “giving up” on a source (or even a topic) just because it’s not on a computer screen in front of you.
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel!
    • Many of your research projects will build upon the work of others. If someone has already done extensive research on a topic or question, use it.

2006 UW Libraries Research Workshops

what s a citation
What’s a citation?
  • A citation is a brief description of one specific information source.
  • It includes enough information to allow a reader to find the exact source.
  • It usually appears in a bibliography, list of references, or a research database.
  • It may appear in a number of different formats, but each will display the same information.

2006 UW Libraries Research Workshops

journal article citation
Journal Article Citation

Author(s)

Publication year

Article title

Journal title

Holmes, J. (2003). “Online learning objects: Helping faculty teach information literacy (and more.)” Public Services Quarterly. v. 1 (4), 1-9.

Page numbers

Volume (issue)

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book citation
Book Citation

Title

Author(s)

Pirsig, Robert M. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values. New York: Morrow, 1974.

Place

Publisher

Publication date

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reading citations article book edited book chapter
“Reading” citationsarticle | book | edited book chapter ?
  • Klein, Alan M. Sugarball : the American game, the Dominican dream. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c1991.
  • Ruck, Rob. ‘Three Kings Day in Consuelo: crickett, baseball, and the Cocolos in San Pedro de Macaris ’ in Arbena, J.L. and LaFrance, D.G.. (eds.) Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2002.
  • Marcano, Arturo J., & Fidler, David P. “Baseball’s Exploitation of Latin Talent.” NACLA Report on the Americas. Mar/Apr. 2004. Vol. 37, Iss. 5;  pg. 14 (6).

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finding the sources
Finding the sources

The UW Libraries catalog lists sources that can be found on the Library’s shelves and/or linked to its website.

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Finding the sources

For books, search book title and/or author’s name (last name first.)

Klein, Alan M. Sugarball : the American game, the Dominican dream. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c1991.

2006 UW Libraries Research Workshops

finding the sources10
Finding the sources

For book chapters, search book title or book editor’s name (last name first), not chapter title or author.

Ruck, Rob. ‘Three Kings Day in Consuelo: crickett, baseball, and the Cocolos in San Pedro de Macaris ’ in Arbena, J.L. and LaFrance, D.G. (eds.) Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 2002.

2006 UW Libraries Research Workshops

finding the sources11
Finding the sources

For articles, search journal, magazine, or newspaper title.

Marcano, Arturo J., & Fidler, David P. “Baseball’s Exploitation of Latin Talent.” NACLA Report on the Americas. Mar/Apr. 2004. Vol.37, Iss. 5;  pg. 14 (6).

2006 UW Libraries Research Workshops

review
Review
  • A citation describes an information source and provides all the information you need to find the full text.
  • The Library catalog indicates whether or not a title is available through a library -- on the shelves or on the Internet

2006 UW Libraries Research Workshops