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Before you start searching, it is important to define "what exactly do you need?". Then, you will be able to decide what is the most appropriate search tool to use.


Reference lists or bibliography consist of various types of references (journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations or other types of information sources). In order to decide where to search? and locate these materials, information in the reference should be identified and understood first.

Below you will find references examples for various types of information sources to help you understand the materials assigned by your lecturers or found in other sources.



Journal Article



Book Chapter



Conference Proceedings


Herculano-Houzel, S., Collins, C.E., Wong, P., Kaas, J.H. & Lent, R. (2008). The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 105, 12593-12598. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0805417105

Doctoral Dissertation/ Thesis

Christodoulou, C. (1991). A study of labour law in cyprus (Doctoral Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database. (UMI No. U041176)