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1.2.2 Locate your references

 
Determine your information  needs
1.1 Define your topic
1.2 Increase familiarity with your topic
  1.2.1 Understand your references
  * 1.2.2 Locate your references
1.2.3 Understand call numbers
1.3 Map your ideas
1.4 Types of assignment
1.5 Amount of information
1.6 Types of sources
1.7 Types of publications
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Glossary

Now that you know what type of publications your references are, you can locate them.

To locate a book, book chapter, newspaper article or journal article, you have the option of using either:

1. ECU Library catalogue or

2. Library One Search

To locate a book:

Identify the book's author and title from the reference, as indicated in the following example:The author (Rezaee) and book title (Corporate governance and ethics) are identified in the reference: Rezaee, Z. (2009). Corporate governance and ethics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

 

1. Using the Library Catalogue search for the book by title or author. Exact title is preferred, as an author search will find all books written by the author.

View a demonstration of searching the ECU library catalogue for a bookThe video below demonstrates using the ECU library catalogue to search for a book.


2. Using Library One Search, type in an author's name and part of the title in inverted commas.

The author (Rezaee) and book title (Corporate governance and ethics) are identified in the reference: Rezaee, Z. (2009). Corporate governance and ethics. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

To locate a book chapter:

1. Using the Library Catalogue, search for the title or the editor/author of the book (not the chapter title or chapter author).

As there were no authors listed for the chapter, the chapter title (Ethical theory and business ) is identified in the reference: Ethical theory and business practice. (2009). In T. L. Beauchamp, N. E. Bowie, & D. G. Arnold (Eds.), Ethical theory and business (8th ed., pp. 1-44). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.


2. Using Library One Search, type in an author's name and part of the title in inverted commas:

As there were no authors listed for the chapter, the chapter title (Ethical theory and business ) is identified in the reference: Ethical theory and business practice. (2009). In T. L. Beauchamp, N. E. Bowie, & D. G. Arnold (Eds.), Ethical theory and business (8th ed., pp. 1-44). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

 

To locate a journal, newspaper or magazine article:

Identify the title of the journal as per the following example:

The journal title (Corporate Governance) and the article doi (digital object identifier) are identified in the reference: Jones, P., Hillier, D., & Comfort, D. (2009). Corporate social responsibility in the UK gambling industry. Corporate Governance, 9(2), 189-201. doi: 1108/14720700910946622


1. Using the Library Catalogue search for the title of the journal, newspaper or magazine (not the article title or article author).

If the library holds the journal, newspaper or magazine, check that the library has the year or volume and issue that you require.

View a demonstration of searching the ECU library catalogue for a journal, newspaper, or magazine article The video below demonstrates using the ECU library catalogue to search for a journal, newspaper, or magazine article.

2. Using Library One Search, type in an author's name and part of the article's title in inverted commas.

Most articles that are available online via ECU can be searched in Library One Search. However, if you don't locate the article in Library One Search, then you need to check the catalogue, searching by Journal Title. This will also find articles that are only available in print.

The journal title (Corporate Governance) and the article doi (digital object identifier) are identified in the reference: Jones, P., Hillier, D., & Comfort, D. (2009). Corporate social responsibility in the UK gambling industry. Corporate Governance, 9(2), 189-201. doi: 1108/14720700910946622

 

To locate a Web page:

A URL should be provided. Access the resource by entering the URL in the address bar of your Internet browser e.g. Internet Explorer.

The URL (http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiry/gambling/finalreport/index.html) is identified in the reference: Productivity Commission. (1999). Australia's Gambling Industries (Report No 10). Retrieved September 8, 2005, from http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiry/gambling/finalreport/index.html.

View a demonstration of accessing a Web pageThe video below demonstrates how to link to a Web page.

Activity

 

Activity indicatorHow would you search for this reference using the Library Catalogue?

Oddo, A. R. (1997). The economics and ethics of casino gambling. Review of Business, 18(3), 4-9.

a. Title - using: the economics and ethics of casino gambling
b. Author - using: oddo, a
c. Title - using: review of business
d. Author and title - using:
      oddo, a
      the economics and ethics of casino gambling

Response:

You have searched the catalogue and located your reference. Can you find it on the library shelf?




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