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How do I use the library search?: Differentiate Book & Journal Article

Differentiating Book & Journal Article

Book references must have place of publication and publisher and may have an edition.

Journal article references have article titles and journal titles with volume numbers, issue numbers and page numbers.

Book Reference in APA Style

Boatright, J. R. (2009). Ethics and the conduct of business (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

  • Author’s surname, followed by initials
  • Year of publication
  • Title of book
  • Edition (when it is not the first edition)
  • Place of Publication
  • Publisher

Optional Activity: Search for this title in the library search.

Hint: Use the author's surname or words in the title of book or both the author's surname and words in the title

Journal Article Reference in APA Style

Wagner, T., Lutz, R., & Weitz, B. (2009). Corporate hypocrisy: Overcoming the threat of inconsistent corporate social responsibility perceptions. Journal of Marketing, 73 (6), 77-91.

  • Author’s surname, Initials
  • Year of publication
  • Title of article
  • Journal Title
  • Volume and/or issue number
  • Page numbers

Optional Activity: Search for this article in the library search.

Book Chapter Reference in APA Style

Mele, D. (2008). Corporate social responsibility theories. In A. Crane (Ed.). Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility (pp. 47-82). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Author’s surname, Initials
  • Year of publication
  • Title of chapter
  • The word: In
  • Editor's name
  • Title of book
  • Chapter page numbers
  • Place of publication: Publisher

Optional Activity: Search for this book in the library search.

Hint: Search for the Title of book.

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy