The Library’s online reading list service will help you find the books, journal articles and other resources that you need for your modules.
Reading Lists link: https://soton.rl.talis.com/index.html
For further information see our reading lists guide for students
Information to help academic staff set up and manage a reading list can be found on our reading list support guide for staff
Your department will recommend which citing and referencing style you should use.
Use the Citing and Referencing guide to find out how to reference resources and which referencing style you should be using.
There is also guidance on the different types of referencing software available to help organise your references and insert them into your write-up - automatically formatted into the right reference style
A quick way to find journal articles is to try DelphiS
Alternatively you can search an individual subject literature database (see the key database listed below for some of our suggestions). These give you more focused results and have just features to help you keep up to date with the latest literature on your topic. Literature databases are particularly recommended for researchers and students doing research.
If you need more advice or guidance on using databases or help with researching your topic don't hesitate to get in contact with us using the details on the homepage of this subject guide.
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Search DelphiS for articles and databases
A correctly formatted reference will tell you exactly where to find the full article:
DING, Y., JACOB, E. K., ZHIXIONG, Z., FOO, S., ERJIA, Y., GEORGE, N. L. and LIJIANG, G. (2009) Perspectives on social tagging, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60 (12), 2388-2401.
This article was written by Y Ding & colleagues, and the article's title is "Perspectives on social tagging". It was published in 2009 in the journal called "Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology". It was published in volume 60, issue 12, and the article ran from page 2388 to 2401.
Found a good article? Now you need to know whether you can get the full text.
If you've run a database search, the article's record may have a "Full Text" or "PDF" link - that's great: click to get the full text. If not, look out for the Full Text Finder icon - click this to find out if we have access to the journal.
Download our search planner or take a look at our search planner mindmap to get you started