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==== Chapter in a book ====
 
==== Chapter in a book ====
A chapter citation will include the author and title of the chapter followed by “<pre style=’’color:red’’>In</pre>’’ and then the title and editor of the book.  For example:
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A chapter citation will include the author and title of the chapter followed by “<span style=’’color:red’’>In</span>’’ and then the title and editor of the book.  For example:
<br>Moghadam, A.  “The global proliferation of suicide missions.” (<pre style=’’color:red’’>’’’In’’’ </pre> Moghadam, A. ‘’The globalization of martyrdom’’) p 38-61.
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<br>Moghadam, A.  “The global proliferation of suicide missions.” (<span style=’’color:red’’>’’’In’’’ <span> Moghadam, A. ‘’The globalization of martyrdom’’) p 38-61.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Once you verify that a citation is for a chapter in a book you can go to our guide [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Find_Books Find Books] for further information on finding the book either on our shelves or online or how to borrow it through our InterLibrary Loan Service, [http://ill.middlebury.edu/illiad/mdy/logon.html ILLiad]
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Once you verify that a citation is for a chapter in a book you can go to our guide [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Find_Books Find Books] for further information on finding the book either on our shelves or online or how to borrow it through our InterLibrary Loan Service, [http://ill.middlebury.edu/illiad/mdy/logon.html ILLiad]
<br>’’’Article in a journal or magazine’’’: A journal or magazine article citation usually contains a <pre style=’’color:red’’>volume, issue, date, and pagination</pre>.  For example:
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==== Article in a journal or magazine ====
<br>Blair, Ann.  “Reading Strategies for Coping With Information Overload ca. 1550-1700.” ‘’Journal of the History of Ideas’’ <pre style=’’color:red’’> ‘’’64.1 (Jan., 2003): 11-28.</pre>’’’
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A journal or magazine article citation usually contains a <span style=’’color:red’’>volume, issue, date, and pagination</span>.  For example:
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Once you verify that a citation is for an article you can go to our guide [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Find_Articles Find Articles] for finding the full full text of the article if it is not linked from [http://middlebury.summon.serialssolutions.com/ Summon] or other database you have used.
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<br>Blair, Ann.  “Reading Strategies for Coping With Information Overload ca. 1550-1700.” ‘’Journal of the History of Ideas’’ <span style=’’color:red’’> ‘’’64.1 (Jan., 2003): 11-28.</span>’’’
<br>’’’How to Read Citations’’’
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Once you verify that a citation is for an article you can go to our guide [http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Find_Articles Find Articles] for finding the full full text of the article if it is not linked from [http://middlebury.summon.serialssolutions.com/ Summon] or other database you have used.
<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;A 90 second video from the librarians at Cornell University tells you how to determine if you are looking at a citation for an article, or a book, or a chapter in a book:
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====How to Read Citations ====
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A 90 second video from the librarians at Cornell University tells you how to determine if you are looking at a citation for an article, or a book, or a chapter in a book:
 
<br><center>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R1yNDvmjqaE How to Read A Citation]</center>
 
<br><center>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R1yNDvmjqaE How to Read A Citation]</center>
 
<br>For additional information on finding library resources from citations please [http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib/research/research_instr/ask_us Ask a Librarian]
 
<br>For additional information on finding library resources from citations please [http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib/research/research_instr/ask_us Ask a Librarian]

Revision as of 17:12, 8 January 2013

Introduction

To find information that you need you can consult a variety of resources, such as Summon, the Internet, or a bibliography in a book or scholarly journal article. Bibliographies are a great way to find additional sources. If the article your’re reading is relevant then the books, chapters and articles that it cites will probably be relevant too. The three most common types of material cited in bibliographies are whole books, a chapter or essay in a book and articles in journals. To find them in the library you need to know which one is which.

Book

A book citation will usually include the city and place of publication. For example:

Bader, John B. ‘’Dean’s list: eleven habits of highly successful college students.’’ Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2011.

Once you verify that a citation is for a book you can go to our guide Find Books for further information on finding the book either on our shelves or online or how to borrow it through our InterLibrary Loan Service, ILLiad

Chapter in a book

A chapter citation will include the author and title of the chapter followed by “In’’ and then the title and editor of the book. For example:
Moghadam, A. “The global proliferation of suicide missions.” (’’’In’’’ Moghadam, A. ‘’The globalization of martyrdom’’) p 38-61. Once you verify that a citation is for a chapter in a book you can go to our guide Find Books for further information on finding the book either on our shelves or online or how to borrow it through our InterLibrary Loan Service, ILLiad

Article in a journal or magazine

A journal or magazine article citation usually contains a volume, issue, date, and pagination. For example:
Blair, Ann. “Reading Strategies for Coping With Information Overload ca. 1550-1700.” ‘’Journal of the History of Ideas’’ ‘’’64.1 (Jan., 2003): 11-28.’’’ Once you verify that a citation is for an article you can go to our guide Find Articles for finding the full full text of the article if it is not linked from Summon or other database you have used.

How to Read Citations

A 90 second video from the librarians at Cornell University tells you how to determine if you are looking at a citation for an article, or a book, or a chapter in a book:


How to Read A Citation


For additional information on finding library resources from citations please Ask a Librarian