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Scholarly Books and Book Chapters









 

What makes a book/chapter scholarly?

  • Written by experts

    • Researchers

    • Professionals

    • Scholars

    • Credentials listed

  • Written to communicate with peers

    • Present research

    • Analyze trends

  • Published by an academic press

  • Sources are cited

Scholarly Journals and Journal Articles
















 

What makes a journal/article scholarly?

  • Written by experts

    • Researchers

    • Professionals

    • Scholars

    • Credentials usually listed

  • Written to communicate with peers

    • Present research

    • Review existing literature

    • Analyze trends

    • Identify areas for new studies

  • Scholarly articles are published in scholarly journals

  • Journals and their articles are often (though not always) peer reviewed

  • Sources are cited

Non-Scholarly Sources









 

What should be avoided when looking for scholarly sources?

  • Sources that resemble scholarly sources

    • Trade journals

    • Newspapers

    • Magazines

  • These things still have scholarly value-- they give context and other information

  • Shouldn’t be cited as scholarly

Locating Scholarly Books/Chapters




 

How do I find a scholarly book/chapter?

  • Library OneSearch filter isn’t helpful in this case

  • Use of “university press” as keyword

  • Books/ebooks filter

Locating Scholarly Journals/Articles



 

How do I find a scholarly journal/article?

  • Library OneSearch filter

  • Databases with similar filters

  • Google Scholar

  • Ulrichsweb

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