Reference information provides the name and authors of an article, the name of the journal in which it is published and when, as well as the page numbers of the article. You need reference information when writing your thesis or other work where you cite someone else's work. With the help of references you will be able to create citations and a bibliography.
It is important to understand references in order to find the information needed for citations. In addition to that references identify an article so that the reader will be able to search for it in the library, for example.
Note the difference between references and the information on availability. The information on availability lets you know which library or database has the item at hand.
The references regarding articles often contain following terms:
Please check with your thesis advisor which citation style you should use in your thesis. The citation style defines how the information regarding sources is ordered in a bibliography as well as in citations.
Reference information can look different depending on the database. Here are some examples on how reference information is expressed in different databases:
In Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 2018, volume 21, issue 2, pages 159–173.
Turku UAS Finna international article search:
In Research Policy, June 2016, volume 45, issue 5, pages 987–998.
Several article databases have a automated citing tools for articles. You find this citing option along with the other information about the article, and it is often called Cite with several citation styles.
For example in Sage Journals you find it on the right-hand side:
When you click the Cite open choose a citation style from the drop-down menu and copy the citation or reference to clipboard:
In this guide you can find information about how to search and use Finnish and international articles acquired by Turku UAS library.
Turku UAS students and staff have the right to use electronic resources acquired by Turku UAS in studying, teaching and research. Students and staff have the responsibility to follow the user rights. User rights define the terms and conditions for printing, saving, presenting and distributing the e-resources. User rights for an individual resource can be found under the button.
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