Information comes in many formats - can you recognise whether you are looking for a journal article, a book or a book chapter just by looking at the reference from a reading list? How you search for information will depend on what type of information you are looking for!
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An accurate reference, whether on a list of readings or references, will help you find that source of information. A reference will always include information about the author, date of publication, and title. Here are examples of different sources:
Brotheridge, CM 2013, ‘Explaining bullying: using theory to answer practical questions’, Team performance management, vol. 19, no. 3/4, pp. 185-201, http://www.emeraldinsight.com.
Mishna, F 2012, Bullying: a guide to research, intervention, and prevention, Oxford University Press, New York.
Bulbeck, T 2001, ‘Bullying the Elderly’, in P McCarthy, J Rylance, R Bennett, & H Zimmermann (eds), Bullying: from backyard to boardroom, 2nd edn, The Federation Press, Sydney.