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Readings & eReadings

What are eReadings?

  • Articles and book chapters on your required readings lists
  • Links to the journal articles in FindIt@Flinders
  • Scanned copies of book chapters

Why should I use eReadings?

  • Carefully selected by academics
  • Required for lectures and tutorials
  • Good place to start when looking for your own research on a subject

How do I find them?

  • Readings and library resources link on your topics' FLO pages. Click on the eReadings link on the page after
  • Readings and Past Exams link on the library homepage

What are Readings?

  • Held in the Textbooks Collection in each in branch library: Central, Sturt and Medical
  • Contains books or DVDs that you are required to read/watch for your topics.
  • Can be borrowed for either 2 hours or 7 days (check FindIt@Flinders).
  • You can scan or photocopy the books or view the DVDs on any computer in the library.

Why do I need to use them?

Usually you are required to read or view these items for your topics.

How do I find them?

  • FindIt@Flinders - limit the initial search to Textbooks - you need to note the location number of the item and give it to library staff at the service counter
  • Readings and Library Resources link on your topic FLO pages - you need to note the location number of the item and give it to library staff at the service counter

Why would I need to search from a reading list?

  • We only only provide items listed as required or essential readings on eReadings and Readings.
  • We can't always put everything (even required readings) on a reading list due to copyright restrictions
  • Your Topic Coordinator may want you to find it yourself so you learn this useful skill

How would I find them?

It helps to understand what kind of resource (Book, Book Chapter, Journal article, website etc.) the citation represents because this will determine how you search for it. Below are three of the most common citations in a list with suggestions on how to search for each item. Hold your mouse over the examples below for more information.

Book citations:

One title, publication details (place and publisher's name) and sometimes have an edition statement
Search Strategy: Search for the book title e.g. the sociology of work an introduction. Sometmes add the author's name if the title is short e.g. politics.

 

Book chapter citations:

Two titles - one for the chapter and another for the book, may include "in" before the second title, and often includes reference to the editor (ed) and page numbers.
Search Strategy: Search for the book title e.g. Emerging economic systems in Asia

 

Journal article citations:

Two titles, the article title is often in quotation marks while the title of the journal is often underlined or in italics and include volume and/or issue numbers and page numbers.
Search Strategy: Search FindIt@Flinders for the article title e.g. using the example above "building virtual spaces young people participation and the internet", if not successful search for the title of the journal e.g. "The australian journal of political science"

 

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