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  • Every discipline has their star prestigious journal or journal titles. Nature tried open peer reviewed Nature opened it up to open peer review in 2006. Very few authors participated, thought they would get scooped. The few who did, did not receive technical feedback on articles. Nature went back to blind, private peer rev. process.
  • You can use peer review limit boxes, tabs, Ulrich’s database, or Ask a Librarian, to tell what is peer reviewed or not. Some databases are geared to pop magazines ProQuest, Masterfile
  • Will visit AHC later this semester, great source for primary.
  • Who: What are their credentials?/ What: peer rev article, blog posting, book/ When: does currency matter to you?/ Where? University, corporate/ Why: What is the author trying to do with this work, persuade, sell, provide infoHow: do they cite works they used? Will put PPT in wiki with other class PPTs.
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    • 1. Information SourcesPointersLBRY 3020 2/13/12
    • 2. Scholarly Sources• Written for professors, students, academics• Written by scholars• Peer reviewed aka refereed, 1-12 times a year• Looks like: Dense text, no ads, many pages• Articles: Signed, credentials, tech language, endnotes, works cited, specific sections• Examples: College & Research Libraries, Ethnomusicology, Journal of Gender Studies, Nature
    • 3. Popular Sources• Written for the general public• Written by professional writers• Not peer-reviewed, new issues are frequent• Looks like: glossy, lots of ads and pictures• Articles: May be unsigned, short, simple, current events, usually under 10 pages• Examples: Newsweek, Ms., New York Times, Psychology Today, Art News
    • 4. Primary Sources A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. First-hand evidence. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS: Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art, photographs ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings Some additional keywords to search: Personal narratives, Letters, Early works Manuscripts, transcripts, Correspondence Adapted from
    • 5. Secondary Sources• A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them.• Examples include: A journal or magazine article which interprets or reviews previous findings, textbooks, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias Adapted from:
    • 6. Credibility• Who wrote it?• What is it?• When was it written?• Where was it written?• Why was it written?• How was it written?