Course resource help for Japanese Studies

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Please get in touch if you have any queries about:

  • finding information and resources for assignments
  • finding online resources
  • referencing your sources

Joanna Cooksey

jcooksey@brookes.ac.uk

Joanna is working from home with occasional days in Headington library. Her usual working hours are 8.00 - 16.00, Monday - Friday. Joanna can help and support students individually or in groups by email, on Zoom or on Google Meet.

Referencing

Citing your sources (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work and is explained fully on our page Reference and avoid plagiarism.

Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of sources (books, journal articles, web sites) in exactly the same Harvard style used at Brookes. It includes a sample text and reference list.

The Library also has a printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system (Word and PDF versions available).

Endnote is a tool for storing and organising your references, and it will also work with Word or Pages to create a fully formatted bibliography from your reference library.

NB Other referencing guides and apps are widely available but be aware that not all Harvard styles are the same as ours. Make sure you check your references against one of the authoritative sources listed above.

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How to use Factiva database

Factiva is an international news database and a key resource for Japanese studies. It covers many Japanese publications. 

Check the video guide for how to search Factiva for Japanese sources.

Find out how to reference articles from Factiva in the Harvard style.

How to search Academic Search Complete and other EBSCO databases

This video shows you how to use Academic Search Complete, a multidisciplinary database useful for any topic. It also shows you how to search other databases on the same web platform called EBSCO. All these databases work in the same way and you can search them individually or in combination.

You can access the databases through the Quick access links at the top of this page, or follow the links below: