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  • Periodicals are either trade, popular, or scholarly. But EVERY source is either primary or secondary! Periodical therefore, are both trade, etc and primary or secondary. Definition. Also, telephone game.
  • Periodicals are either trade, popular, or scholarly. But EVERY source is either primary or secondary! Periodical therefore, are both trade, etc and primary or secondary. Definition. Also, telephone game.
  • Pros & Cons – Pros – new information, updated regularly, LOADs of info available. Cons – anyone can update! No publishing standards. No one monitoring much of anything.
  • Pros & Cons – Pros – new information, updated regularly, LOADs of info available. Cons – anyone can update! No publishing standards. No one monitoring much of anything.
  • Pros & Cons – Pros – new information, updated regularly, LOADs of info available. Cons – anyone can update! No publishing standards. No one monitoring much of anything.

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  • Week 3 Zombie Security Threat Level: Orange (Zombies sited in the near vicinity)
  • Last week we learned….
    • Topics Narrowing
    • Research questions
    • Keywords
    • Synonyms
    • Information literacy
  • Questions? Training: Periodical Types Periodicals: Periodicals are magazines, journals and newspapers – Things that are published on a regular (“periodic”) basic. Scholarly Popular Trade All periodicals are one of three types:
  • Training Video (Click to view)
  • What are some features of a scholarly journal?
    • Looooooooooooooooooong
    Footnotes References at the end Credentials after the author’s name: ph.d, md, etc Specialized vocabulary Boring covers Abstract Peer-reviewed
  • What are some features of a popular magazine?
    • Short articles
    Flashy Covers Advertising Not written by experts Written for a general audience Boring covers Found in stores
  • What are some features of a Trade publication?
    • Geared toward a specific field on industry
    May be written by people with credential, but may not be. NOT peer-reviewed
  • To sum up:
    • PERIODICAL = magazines, newspapers, journals
    Three types: Scholarly, Popular, Trade Some types are better for research than other, so it’s important to know what you have found!
  • Training: Primary vs Secondary Sources
    • PERIODICALS (magazines, journals, newspapers) are either scholarly, popular or trade).
    • ALL SOURCES are either primary or secondary.
  • Training: Primary vs Secondary Sources
    • A PRIMARY source contains FIRST-HAND information.
    • For example, if you are researching World War 2, a
    • primary source would be an interview with an army
    • veteran.
    • A SECONDARY source contains SECOND-HAND information
    • For example, with World War 2 research, a
    • secondary source would be a book about army
    • veterans.
  • Click to view
  • Primary vs Secondary
    • What is primary and what is secondary will vary based on your topic!
    Typically Primary: Letters Memoirs Diaries Photographs Autobiographies Interviews Transcripts Emails Memos Blogs Discussion threads Facebook posts Surveys Data Newspaper articles Typically Secondary: Books Textbooks Book reviews Reports Conference papers Dissertations Papers you write for Com! Handbooks Magazine articles Dictionaries Encyclopedias Newspaper articles
  • If your topic is WWII then…. Which is primary and which is secondary? Primary or secondary??? An image of Nazi Propaganda A newspaper article from 1941 A article you found in a 2003 issue of Time Magazine
  • If your topic is WWII then…. Answers below Primary An image of Nazi Propaganda A newspaper article from 1941 A article you found in a 2003 issue of Time Magazine Secondary
  • If your topic is the Casey Anthony trial…
    • Transcript of the court case
    Primary or secondary??? The Dr. Phil interview with Casey’s parents Photographs of the crime scene Article in the Indy Star about the Dr. Phil interview
  • If your topic is the Casey Anthony trial…
    • Transcript of the court case
    Primary The Dr. Phil interview with Casey’s parents Photographs of the crime scene Article in the Indy Star about the Dr. Phil interview Secondary
  • If your topic is privacy policies on Facebook…. Primary or Secondary? Article in Computer and Human Interaction Journal comparing Facebook privacy policies with other social networks Article in Computer and Human Interaction Journal presenting original research on how people of different age groups use Facebook privacy features. Online discussion forum on Yahoo! About Facebook privacy features.
  • If your topic is privacy policies on Facebook…. Primary Article in Computer and Human Interaction Journal comparing Facebook privacy policies with other social networks Article in Computer and Human Interaction Journal presenting original research on how people of different age groups use Facebook privacy features. Secondary Online discussion forum on Yahoo! About Facebook privacy features.
  • To sum up:
    • Primary = First hand
    Secondary = Second hand All sources are one of these! Which it is will depend on your topic.
  • Training: USING Google
    • Pros & Cons of the Internet
    PROS Easy to use! Easy to access! Lots of very current information CONS Too many results No editor – no one checking on the quality of work ANYone can post anything on the internet
  • Training: USING Google
    • Fact: Hardly anyone makes it to the 3 rd page of search results.
    • Fact: The top search results are NOT necessarily the best.
    • Companies PAY search engines to “optimize” their results – in other words, they pay to be moved closer to the top.
  • Training: USING Google
    • There is a handout in the Your Tasks folder for this week called Credible Google Searching.
    • Check it out before doing the homework for this week.
    • It has lots of helpful tips for searching Google more effectively!
  • Today’s Concepts:
    • Types of periodicals: Scholarly, Popular, Trade
    • Types of sources: Primary vs Secondary
    • Using Google efficiently