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When you are supplied a citation for an article, book, or other source in a bibliography or your professor's syllabus, you'll need to parse and understand the parts of that citation to be able to find it.

Reardon, D. (2006). Doing your undergraduate project. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Incorporated.

  • Author: D. Reardon
  • Publication date: 2006
  • Title: Doing your undergraduate project
  • Place of publication: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
  • Platform: an ebook might list the platform or database that hosts it

How do we know this is a book?

The place of publication and publisher's name is the giveaway. Also notice there is a single title (articles will have two) and a lack of page numbers (though in-text citations will often supply a specific page number or range).