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is a reference to a magazine article, book, book chapter, or other publication.
To find these in Acorn, you need to search the title of the magazine or journal (not the article title), or the title of the book.
Citations to journal or magazine articles will include some of the following:
Examples of Article Citations
Early, Francis H. "Staking her claim: Buffy the Vampire Slayer as transgressive woman warrior". Journal of Popular Culture. Bowling Green: Winter 2001. Vol. 35, Iss. 3; p. 11 (17 pages)
"Formation of Isoprostane Bicylic Endoperoxides from the Autoxidation of Cholesteryl Arachidonate " Huiyong Yin, Christine M. Havrilla, Jason D. Morrow and Ned A. Porter, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 7745-7754.
Citations to books will include the following:
Example of a Book Citation
Pollan, Michael. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World. New York: Random House, 2001.
to book chapters will also include the title of the chapter.
Examples of Book Chapter Citations
Tennant, Neil. "The future with cloning: On the possibility of serial immortality." In, Fetzer, James H. (Ed). (2002). Consciousness evolving. Advances in consciousness research. (pp. 223-237). Amsterdam, Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Hillerman, Tony, "Building Without Blueprints." In Writing Mysteries, edited by Sue Grafton. Cincinnati: Writer's Digest Books, 2001.
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