The subsequent chapters include the rules for the following systems: Harvard, APA, Chicago, General works MHRA, MLA, OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) and Vancouver. There is a glossary and short bibliography RR 2017/001 which includes guides on how to avoid Cite Them Right: The Essential plagiarism. The index is extensive, but it applies Referencing Guide (10th edition) only to the Harvard system. This seems a reasonable compromise but it is a compromise, Richard Pears and Graham Shields and if you expect your student to be primarily Palgrave Macmillan using one of the other systems, it would be London worth ensuring that you feel this will work for them. However, the consistency of the layout for xix 169 pp. all citation systems should mean that it is easy enough to ﬁnd one’s way around. ISBN 978 1 137 58504 2 Institutional access to the equivalent website £12.99 Cite Them Right Online is also available but was Palgrave Study Skills not seen by this reviewer. Also available electronically to institutions as Cite Them In summary, this is a useful, accessible book Right Online. For further information see in an increasingly complex area, justifying its subtitle, the essential referencing guide. www.citethemrightonline.com/ Val Hamilton Keywords Guides and handbooks, Referencing Freelance Reviewer, Nethy Bridge, UK Review DOI 10.1108/RR-08-2016-0211 This volume in the Palgrave Study Skills series has a venerable history. It began life in 1992 as a RR 2017/002 photocopied A4 handout prepared by an Encyclopedia of Archival Science academic librarian, Graham Shields, “to offer Edited by Luciana Duranti and Patricia C. Franks guidance on how to reference basic printed sources such as textbooks and journal articles”. Rowman & Littleﬁeld Its current printed format is attractive and Lanham, MD and London bright, and it covers an impressively wide range of materials in seven different bibliographic x 454 pp. systems. At ﬁrst glance, this makes the work ISBN 978 0 8108 8810 4 (print); ISBN 978 0 8108 8811 1 look complicated to use, but it is clearly laid out (e-book) and most users will be able to concentrate on one or maybe two referencing systems and £85 $125 ignore the rest. However, it is very valuable to Keywords Archives, Encyclopedias, Information science have all this information in one place, even if Review DOI 10.1108/RR-10-2016-0244 much of it will be superﬂuous to any speciﬁc After retirement as a librarian, I became an group of library users. archivist almost by accident, certainly by default, This is, however, much more than a for volunteering to record collections at a mechanical guide on to how to cite references. specialist museum. The archives in the museum The ﬁrst 20 pages, which set out the context of were already substantial and have become even referencing, will be valuable to all more extensive in the years since I began, but higher-education students and in fact could be there are still ﬁles of documents kept in no compulsory reading for any beginning particular order, which I have yet to venture to researcher. They cover the questions of what is examine. My former long career as a librarian referencing, how to lay out citations, how to gave me useful background knowledge, not least quote, paraphrase and summarise (particularly because I encouraged a special collections useful, as the difference in these three librarian on my staff to follow a diploma course approaches is rarely spelt out) and how to in archives and she passed on to me in reference, concluding with a checklist table of discussions many of the fundamentals of the the elements required for the more common matters she was studying. Although arriving types of sources. rather late in my own processes, this volume has proved a useful source, if only to conﬁrm that what I have been doing in the museum is not Reference Reviews generally out of step with current archival theory Volume 31 · Number 1 · 2017 · pp. 7–8 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125 or practice.
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Published: Jan 16, 2017