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Unformatted text preview: CITATION GUIDELINES Books: Author(s). Publication date. Title (in italics). Place published: Publisher. Example: Farley, Reynolds and Walter R. Allen. 198?. The Color Use and rib: ,Qmiigy qufe iaAmm'm. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. Articles from Edited Volume: Author(s). Publication date. Title of chapter (in quotes). In Title of book (in italics), editors, page numbers of chapter. Place published: Publisher. Example: Almaguer, Tomas and MK. Jung. 1999. “The Enduring Ambiguides of Race in the United States.” In J‘sdobgyfir {be Tamar-First (him, edited by _}. Abu—Lughod, 213-239. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Articles from a Iournal: Author. Publication date. Title of article (in quotes). Title of journal, volume number, issue number (in Parentheses): page numbers of article. Example: Massey, Douglas. 1986. “The Settlement Process Among Mexican Immigrants to the United States.” American somagicazam 51 (5): 670-684. REFERENCES SEARCH 1. If you have a RECENT article about the topic already, read the author’s bibliography and what 5/ he used. This is a good technique for finding a wide variety of sources. 2. Searching for Books: Do a KEYWORD or TITLE search via the UCLA Library Catalog. To do this, go to mvwlibraryuclaedu, click on Search and Find (on the left side toward the top of the screen), and scroll down to UCLA Library Catalog. When the page pops up, type in a keyword for your subject.1 You can also do the same with a title search, which will bring up any books that have your subject in the title. Keyword is sometimes better because it will bring up books that are about a subject but do not necessarily have it in the title. WHEN YOU FIND A BOOK, DOCUMENT COMPLETE REFERENCE INFORMATION TO SAVE YOURSELF THE TIME OF DOING THIS LATER! Write down the full title of the book, author’s name, and the place/ year it was published. Also, don’t forget the library location and call number so you can pick it up! 3. Searching for Journal Articles: a. Googlescholar: This is usually where I begin my search for literature. Go to mvwgooglescholarxom. Use keywords that you feel might bring up articles related to your own topic/ argument. Many articles are downloadable for free if you are logged on to a campus computer or remotely through the vpn or proxy server. IN that case, simply click the “UC-elinks” button to find the full—text The .pdf versions are better than the html versions because they have the correct page numbering. Googlescholar is also helpful for developing a paper trail by doing a “reverse literature search.” If you have found an article that is helpful to your topic, click on the “cited by” link to find all the articles that have cited that article. 13. Sociological Abstracts: This is a database of sociological articles. To reach it, go to wwilibrggguclaedu, click on Search and Find, scroll down to Article Databases, and click on Frequently Used Databases. Once the page pops up, scroll down and select “Sociological Abstracts.” In this database, you can search exact phrases as keywords or in the title.2 Go on by clicking “search.” A list should appear (if not, you might have to choose another key word). I All books and articles come with keywords. These are basically words that signal what the article is about. So for instance, an article about shoplifting might have the keywords: shoplifting, theft, criminal behavior. If one keyword doesn’t work, try to think of related words that might help you obtain similar information. 2 The abstract is a short summary of the article. WRITE DOWN COMPLETE REFERENCE INFORMATION TO MAKE YOUR SEARCH EASIER: get the title, author, name of the journal, the volume, issue number, and page numbers. To locate the journal in the library, you will need to retrieve the call number. You can do this by going into UCLA Library Catalog and type in the journal title. Once in the libraryJ journals are usually listed by year and volume number. Locate your specific article by page number. c. jSTOR: Another article database source. Go to wwvwfjstonorg and proceed to click on search. Once there, use key words and be sure to select Sociology journals (scroll down toward the bottom of the page). Make sure to document all reference information. All articles on JSTOR are online! d. Something neat: If UCLA does not carry the journal, you can request a copy of the article that you want and it will be copied and sent to you at the YRL for FREE! To do this, go to wwwlibragnuclandu, click on Services, scroll down to Request, and click on Interlibrary Loan. Go to Request an Item (on the left hand side of the page). Proceed to scroll down and click on Request a Copy of an Article. The form will ask you for all the information you can provide about the article so you will need the name of the journal, the author, the year of the journal, the issue number, volume number, and page numbers. 4. Feel free to ask the librarians at the College library and YRL. For subjects that do not have a lot of academic work, use a regular search engine, like wwi.ggogle.corn. As many of you know, this database is HUGE, so searching here should be a last resort. ...
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