Recognizing a journal citation
What is a citation/reference?
A citation or reference refers to a source of information. A citation from a reference list (or bibliography) contains enough information for the reader to locate the original document.
Your Reading List
The list of references for your unit contains citations to published materials. In order to find the references, you will need to
- understand how to interpret the information
- search for it in Library Search
- find it on the library shelves or retrieve it electronically
An example of a journal citation
Ackfeldt, A., & Malhortra, N. (2013). Revisiting the role stress-commitment relationship: Can managerial interventions help? European Journal of Marketing, 47(3-4), 353.
Key elements of a journal citation
Year of publication
Volume number - best indicator of a journal article citation
DOI - Direct Object Identifier - which is a unique number for each article (only on articles after ~2002)
Locating journal article title using Search
Search allows us to look for a journal article by the title of the article.
Click on the VIew It to go to the full text. You may then need to locate the 'PDF' link to open the full article.
Locating journal title using Search
You can also use the journal title to search for a specific journal (from which you can browse to the relevant article).
The Search results indicates this journal is held in print and also has online access.
Click on the first entry 'View it' and 'Details' to access the online holdings [1989 - present].
Click on the second entry 'Get it' to see more information on holdings - Call no. P658.8005/E89.
You will need to enter your UNE username and password to access the online content.