Understand citations

Learn to read citations closely in order to figure out where to search for your sources in the Library catalog or databases.

First example

Cohen, Elizabeth Storr, and Thomas V. Cohen. Daily Life in Renaissance Italy. Greenwood Press, 2001.

Is this a book, an essay, or an article published in a journal?


Second example

Steven A. Epstein, "Slaves in Italy, 1350-1550."  In Milner, Stephen J. At the Margins: Minority Groups in Premodern Italy. University of Minnesota Press, 2005, [pp 210-235].

Look closely at the citation above. Is  "Slaves in Italy" the title of a book, or a chapter or the title of an essay?

When does this matter?


Third example

Thoughts about this one?

Averett, Matthew Harvey. "Becoming Giorgio Cornaro: Titian's Portrait of a Man with a Falcon." Zeitschrift Für Kunstgeschichte, no. 4, Oct. 2011, pp. 559-568. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hia&AN=66742521&site=ehost-live.

Reading citations