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Short presentation with tips and tricks to learning how to read citations and understand what you are looking at in terms of sources.

Short presentation with tips and tricks to learning how to read citations and understand what you are looking at in terms of sources.

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  • 1. Learning to Read Citations Trisha Prevett Spring 2014 Alvin Sherman Library
  • 2. Same Info, Different Styles  Title of work  Author(s)  Year of publication  Volume and/or Issue numbers  Publisher & Page numbers
  • 3. Look for Hints  If it has a publisher, or place of publication = BOOK or BOOK Chapter  Volume/Issue numbers i.e.: 35(3) = Journal Article  If it includes a month (Sept 2007) can = newsletter or monthly type of publication  Unsure? GOOGLE IT! i.e. journal title abbreviations : J N Am Benthol Soc = Journal of the North American Benthological Society
  • 4. Journal Article Example Sklar, F. H., Chimney, M. J., Newman, S., McCormick, P., Gawlik, D., Miao, S., ... & Rutchey, K. (2005). The ecological-societal underpinnings of Everglades restoration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 3(3), 161-169.
  • 5. Book Example  Holling, C.S. (1978). Adaptive environmental assessment and management. London, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
  • 6. Book Chapter McKelvin M.R., Hook D.D., & Rozelle A.A. (1998). Adaptation of plants to flooding and soil waterlogging. In: Messina, M.G. and Conner, W.H.(Eds). Southern forested wetlands. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers.
  • 7. Let’s Practice! Light S.S. & Dineen J.W. (1994). Water control in the Everglades: A historical perspective. In: Davis, S.M. & Ogden, J.C. (Eds). Everglades: the ecosystem and its restoration. Delray Beach, FL: St Lucie Press.
  • 8. Let’s Practice! Howarth, R.B. & Farber, S. (2002). Accounting for the value of ecosystem services. Ecol Econ 41: 421–29.