Research Help

Which is Which? What is Where?


Complete all parts of this exercise.
This is an exercise to practice:

  • Interpreting citations correctly
  • Distinguishing among a variety of citations, regardless of the citation style
  • Evaluating citations based on three criteria: recency, scope, and scholarly vs. popular publication
  • Using a UC or UCLA library catalog to find locations and call numbers for all citations


Below is a link to 6 citations from various types of sources, in various citation styles.
In the blank next to each citation, indicate whether it is:

  • B = Book
  • C = Chapter or essay in a book
  • P = Periodical (magazine or journal article)

(Exercise Bibliography PDF)

(How to read a citation)


Find locations and call numbers to all 3 citations using either catalog and list them on your sheet.

Answer these questions by listing the number of the appropriate citation:

  • Which citation is most current?
  • Which is a scholarly journal article?
  • Which is a scholarly book?
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