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Library Research Skills for Land and Food Systems

What is a citation?

A citation is the author, title and additional information needed to find a book, journal article, government report, conference proceeding, etc... Sometimes a professor will provide you with a citation. You need to be able to read the citation to be able to find it. For example, to find this book, start by identifying the title.

e.g. Conner, C. (2014). Grow a sustainable diet : Planning and growing to feed ourselves and the earth. New York: New Society Publishers. ISBN: 9780865717565 0865717567

Author(s) Conner, Cindy
Year of Publication 2014
Title Grow a Sustainable Diet : Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth
Place of Publication New York
Publisher Name New Society Publishers
ISBN (International Standard Book Number) 9780865717565 0865717567

Find the book

To find a book by title, in Summon, click on Advanced Search. Change the drop-down menu to "Title". Type the title in the search box and click on the Search button.