When you are given a Course Reading List and asked to find content, you will have to decipher what is a book, a chapter in a book and/or a journal article. There are some clues that you need to look out for. For example,
A book will have the place of publication, publisher and date as part of the bibliographic information. Also, the book title may be in italics:
- Hargreaves, A. and Shirley, D. et al. (2009). The fourth way: the inspiring future for educational change. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin.
A chapter in a book will usually have two titles, the chapter title first with page numbers and then the title of the book, separated by 'In':
- Hargreaves, A. (2010) ‘Change from without: lessons from other countries, systems, and sectors.' In Hargreaves, A. ed. et al. Second international handbook of educational change. Springer international handbooks of education: 23. Dordrecht; London: Springer. pp.105-117.
A journal article, on the other hand, will have the volume, issue and page numbers of the article: