3. What are the characteristics of scientific publications and how do I identify the different types of publications in references? Monographs

Slide your cursor on the examples to note the different elements

A monograph is a scholarly written book or a treatise on a single subject or a group of related subjects, usually written by one person. It is a one-time publication that is complete in itself. More specifically, it is a lengthy work on a particular subject or person, detailed in treatment and often containing bibliographies {Wikipedia).

The following data will be given: author(s), title, publication year, city and publisher.


[2] G.A. Agha ACTORS: a Model of Concurrent Computation in Distributed Systems MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 1986

This example was taken from an article from the journal Theoretical Computer Science (Elsevier).

[R] R.T. Rockafellar. Convex analysis Princeton Press, 1970

This example was from an article that was published in the journal Transactions of the AMS.

[12] LeVeque, R. J. (1992). Numerical Methods for Conservation Laws Birkhäuser, Basel

This example was taken from an article that was published in a Springer journal.


As you can see the way a list of references is compiled may differ slightly, but should always include the above mentioned elements.

These references can be located via the library catalogue by entering an author and (part of) the title.

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