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Your lecturer will provide you with a link to your course resources in Moodle:
the item number tells you where print copies are located, e.g.
Available at Course Readings Collection
Your reading list has been created online by your lecturer and is accessible on any device. You can comment on readings, make recommendations and build a personal collection of materials.
This list is on a system called Leganto. Using it you can:
Your courses will usually have reading lists that are compiled by your lecturers. They provide you with introductory information required for the course.
Learning to recognise the different types of resources that are included on your reading list will make finding them easier:
Academic or scholarly books provide in-depth coverage of a topic. They are:
For current information on a topic, journal articles may include more recent research.
Some books are made up of a collection of chapter or articles, each written by a different author, and usually compiled by an editor.
Your reading list may include a reference to a particular chapter in a book. See the reading list below.
Academic journals are important because they publish the results of current research on very specialised topics.
Scholarly journals are published for an academic audience:
Journals are likely to be more up-to-date and relevant to current issues. Books generally take longer to be published.
Journals are also called magazines, periodicals or serials. They are published on a recurring basis.
A report may be produced by a government body, a private organisation or it may be a working paper on a topic.
Papers presented at a conference or seminar are collectively known as conference proceedings.
A conference paper could be published in a collection of conference proceedings or as an individual publication. See the reading list below.
Roll your mouse over this example of a reading list to see the different elements of each citation:
(Citations are in APA 6th style)
ENVR1234 Climate change and sustainable development
Lach, D., & Cushing, J. (2015). Engaging researchers and decision makers to develop usable climate information. Paper presented at the 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 27-30 May 2015, (pp. 301-303). doi:10.1145/2757401.2757445
May, A. (2016). Biological data on cod from the summer fishery on the north shore Strait of Belle Isle. Technical report (Fisheries Research Board of Canada), no. 27. Ottawa: Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
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|Books||Barnosky, A. D. (2016). Tipping point for planet Earth: how close are we to the edge? New York, N.Y. : Saint Martin's Press.||
|Ebooks||McLeman, R. A. (2016). Environmental migration and social inequality. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25796-9||
|Book chapters||McHughen, A. (2016). Fighting Mother Nature with biotechnology. In R. Herring (ed.), The Oxford handbook of food, politics, and society (1st ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.||
|Journal articles||Oosthoek, S. (2016). Murky waters. New Scientist, 229(3055), 34-35.||
|Ejournal articles||Liston, G., Perham, C. Shideler, R., & Cheuvront, A. (2016). Modeling snowdrift habitat for polar bear dens. Ecological Modelling, 320,114-134. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.09.010||
|Conference papers||Lach, D., Cushing, J. (2015). Engaging researchers and decision makers to develop usable climate information. Paper presented at the 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 27-30 May, 2015, (pp. 301-303). doi:10.1145/2757401.2757445||
|Technical reports||May, A. (2016).Biological data on cod from the summer fishery on the north shore Strait of Belle Isle. Technical report (Fisheries Research Board of Canada), no. 27. Ottawa: Fisheries and Oceans Canada.||