How to find a book on the shelf

Go to the library webpage https://elibrary.ra.ac.ae/

Type the keywords or the title you are looking for then click search.

Sometimes you will be asked to log in, and to do that please type the following:

rabdanacademy\(your ID numer only) don't add @ra.ac.ae.  Then type your RA password.

or the screen might look like below, depends on the location on-campus or off-campus.

You find will the instructions on the library tables and at the circulation desk too.

Go through the results, if you found what you are looking for, take a screen shot or write down the call number (see screen shot below).

Go to the shelf where HV books are and look for HV6432.4 .M395 2014.

Take the book to the self check-out machine next to the library slide door.

Put the book on the tray, scan your card, click ok.

To return the book, put the book on the tray, click return, then click ok.

If have a question, or couldn't find your book, please email aassim@ra.ac.ae.

How to find an E-Book

Go to the library webpage https://elibrary.ra.ac.ae/.

Click on All resources (default search) and type the keyword(s) or title or subject.

Your search results will include print and e-resources (books, journals, videos, images, conference papers, and many more).

You might be asked to login (see image below)

To refine your serach use the REFINE RESULTS on the left of the screen.

You can refine your search results by date, move the blue bar or type the duration like 2018 to 2020.

You can refine your search by source type (Academic journals, ebooks, news..etc). If you click on show more you find more source types to choose from.

To open and read an e-book. click on the title or the PDF full text icon.

All RA electronic resources can be accessed from campus and off-campus.

Note: E-books have a limited number of page printing between 30 pages to 60 pages maximum.

If you did not find what you are looking for, submit your query here.

APA 6th edition referencing style

Examples:

Books:

Three to five authors:

Phillips, B., Neal, D., & Webb, G. Introduction to emergency management.

Two authors:

Claiborne, L., & Drewery, W. (2010). Human development: Family, place, culture. North Ryde, Australia: McGraw-Hill.

One author:

Jones, R. (2007). Nursing leadership and management: Theories, process and practice. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.

No author:

The complete Encyclopedia of garden flowers. (2003). Auckland, New Zealand: Bateman.

 

 

Book chapter in an edited resource:

Hales, M. (2012). Community health nursing. In A. Berman, S. Snyder, T. Levett-Jones, T. Dwyer, M. Hales, N. Harvey, ...D. Stanley (Eds.), Kozier and Erb's fundamentals of nursing (2nd Australian ed., Vol. 1, pp. 127-141). Frenchs Forest, Australia: Pearson.

 

E-Book

Wright, B. L. (2016). Communication Skills: Challenges, Importance for Health Care Professionals and Strategies for Improvement. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

 

Journal Article

Wildan, W., Hakim, A., Siahaan, J., & Anwar, Y. A. S. (2019). A Stepwise Inquiry Approach to Improving Communication Skills and Scientific Attitudes on a Biochemistry Course. International Journal of Instruction12(4), 407–422.

 

Dissertation \ Thesis

Mandell, E. (2018). Three Art Teaching Strategies to Support Language Acquisition and Communication Skill Development in English Language Learners [Online Submission]. In Online Submission.

 

Conference Materials

Vibhute, S. B. (2018). Business Communication Skills: One Aspect Leading to Success in Business. International Conference on Ongoing Research in Management & IT, 289.

 

Webpage

Department of Conservation. (n.d.). New Zealand’s marine environment. Retrieved June 17, 2014 from http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/marine-and-coastal/newzealands-marin...

 

Newspaper article from the internet

Tait, M. (2014, June 12). Rubbish trial is food for thought. New Zealand Herald. Retrieved from http://www.nzherald.co.nz

 

 

Chicago: Humanities Citation Style

Instructions

Entries in the bibliography are arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the first author, followed by the author’s first name. Entries have a hanging indent (second and subsequent lines of citations are indented).

Names: Author names should appear as they do on the title page, whether spelled out or using initials. The name of the first author is inverted (last name first), subsequent authors’ names are listed as first name followed by last name.

Titles: Periodical names, titles of articles, book chapters and books are capitalized headline style (capitalize all words except for prepositions and common conjunctions).

Dates: Use the order: month day, year.

Note: These are only basic examples of the Chicago style. More detailed information is available through The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition), A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th edition), and https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org. In addition, a variety of third-party style guides and web sites can provide further assistance.

Always consult your library resources for exact formatting and punctuation guidelines and pay special attention to specific requirements from your instructor.

Journal Article

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First/Middle Name(s)], and [Author First/Middle Name(s)] [Author Last Name]. “[Title of the Article].” [Name of the Journal] [Volume Number], no. [Issue Number] ([Publication Date]): [Page number starts]-[ends]. [https://doi.org/Digital Object identifier (preferred) or URL].

Example:

Crainer, Stuart, and Des Dearlove. “Windfall Economics.” Business Strategy Review 14, no. 4 (Winter 2003): 68-72. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2003.00288.x.

Magazine Article

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First/Middle Name(s)], and [Author First/Middle Name(s)] [Author Last Name]. “[Title of the Article].” [Name of the Magazine], [Publication Date], [Page number starts]-[ends]. [URL].

Example:

Carter, Adrienne, and Stanley Holmes. “Curiously Strong Teamwork.” BusinessWeek, February 26, 2007, 90-92. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=24032825&si....

Newspaper Article

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First/Middle Name(s)], and [Author First/Middle Name(s)] [Author Last Name]. “[Title of the Article].” [Name of the Newspaper], [Publication Date]. [URL].

Example:

Latour, Almar, Shawn Young, Jesse Drucker, and Dennis K. Berman. “SBC Reaches Tentative Pact to Acquire AT&T for $16 Billion.” Wall Street Journal – Eastern Edition, January 31, 2005. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=15855958&si....

Book Chapter

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First/Middle Name(s)], and [Author First/Middle Name(s)] [Author Last Name]. “[Title of the Chapter].” In [Title of the Book], [contributing statement as applicable] [Author/Editor First/Middle Name(s)] [Author/Editor Last Name], [Page number starts]-[ends]. [Publisher Location]: [Publisher Name], [Publication Year].

Example:

Belsky, Janet. “The Research Findings on Gender Issues in Aging Men and Women.” In Gender Issues across the Life Cycle, edited by Barbara Rubin Wainrib, 163–71. New York: Springer Publishing Co, 1992.

E-Book

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First/Middle Name(s)], and [Author First/Middle Name(s)] [Author Last Name]. [Title of the E-Book]. [Publisher Location]: [Publisher Name], [Publication Year]. [https://doi.org/Digital Object identifier (preferred) or [URL].

Example:

Seaward, Brian Luke. Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Wellbeing. Boston: Jones & Bartlett, 1999. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1546690&s....

Published Conference Paper

Pattern:

[Author Last Name], [Author First Name], and [Author First Name] [Author Last Name]. “[Title of the Conference Paper].” In [Name of the Conference Proceedings], [Page number starts]-[ends]. [Publisher Location]: [Publisher Name], [Publication Date]. [https://doi.org/Digital Object identifier (preferred) or [URL].

Example:

Pierson, Emma, Tim Althoff, and Jure Leskovec. “Modeling Individual Cyclic Variation in Human Behavior.” In Proceedings of the 2018 World Wide Web Conference, 107–16. Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland: International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1145/3178876.3186052.

Website

Pattern:

[Organization Name] or [Author Last Name], [Author First Name]. “[Website Name].” Last modified [Update Date (if available)] or Accessed [Access Date]. [URL].

Example:

IBM. “Energy and Environment.” Accessed March 19, 2019. https://www.ibm.com/ibm/green/.

Finding your citation style from the database

To cite your resource from the database:

Click on the cite icon on the right side of the title of the resource.

A popup page will open, scroll down to find the style you are going to use.

All you need to do is copy and paste it in your paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of Databases

Go to the library webpage https://elibrary.ra.ac.ae/.

Click on Databases as shown in screen shot below

A list of all RA subscribed databases will appear arranged by topic.

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