Topics: Citation, Academic journal, Web search engine Pages: 15 (4135 words) Published: January 20, 2014
What is a reading list?
A reading list is a list of sources recommended by a lecturer for: reading prior to a lecture or tute,
or to provide additional information on a subject or topic
The list can include bibiographic citations to articles, books, book chapters, web sites and many other sources. What is a bibliographic citation?
A bibliographic citation (or citation) is a reference to a book, article, web site or other published item, with sufficient detail to identify and locate it.   A citation style is the technique you are required to use when citing works quoted or referred to in your assignment.  A typical list of citations looks something like this.

The format of the citation will depend on the citation style used.  The examples in this module will use the Harvard (AGPS) citation style, as recommended for MGT1FOM. You may be required to use different citation styles throughout your university studies at La Trobe.  Please verify the required style with your lecturer or tutor. The most common forms of citations include:  books, book chapters, journal articles and electronic resources.  Recognising the information type will determine: how you go about finding it,

and how you cite an item at the end of your essay or assignment  The Library Catalogue contains records for all resources held or accessible at your La Trobe University Libraries.  This includes printed or electronic books, journals and audiovisual material, such as dvds. 

Searching for Reserve listings
Definition: A Reserve list contains important readings or resources for a specific subject.  It can include: Core and prescribed texts available in the Library
An online list of linked journal articles
Audiovisual materials
How to check if there is a Reserve list for your subject:
1. Select the Catalogue tab if not already selected.
2. Change the drop down box from All Collections to Reserve: by Subject Code on the Library’s web page (http://www.lib.latrobe.edu.au) 3. Enter the subject code, MGT1FOM in the search box
4. Select the Search button
If there is no Reserve list for your subject, search the Library Catalogue for individual book, dvds or journal titles

Searching for texts or audiovisual items
Using the library catalogue:
1. Go to the catalogue
2. Enter the title of the book or item
3. For a Title search enter the title (at least the first few words in correct order): The realities of work : experiencing work and employment in contemporary society 4. Click the title of an item to see its full record, including location details, description and availability. 5. Write down the call numbers for items you want to retrieve from the library or click the link if it is an electronic resource 6. Other search options are Keyword, or Author 

Each specific title of a book, journal or audiovisual item can be searched using the Title search option in the Library catalogue.  To begin searching by title you must know the exact title, or at least the first few words, in the correct order. Correct Title entries

Incorrect Title entries
The realities of work: experiencing work and employment in the contemporary society Experiencing work and employment in the contemporary society The realities of work
Work or realities


Move and click your cursor over the following graphic to understand the various elements of a catalogue record.

Modifying your search and applying limits to focus your search results

The Library Catalogue offers various limit options that can be applied at anytime to narrow search results.  See options available under the Modify Search (in Keyword) or Limit this Search (in Title) links, when viewing search results.  The most common Keyword limits are: Year – use to find books and audiovisual material published recently or in specified years Limit to available items only when using Keyword search.  This applies to hardcopy books or audiovisual material for individual loan Book/Journal – to separate books...
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