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  1. 1. Characteristics of Books Reviewed and edited through the publishing process. Author, organization, or editor can be identified. Can be aimed at a general, technical, or academic readership.
  2. 2. Makeup of BooksTitle Page and Copyright PageAcknowledgementsForward/PrefaceIntroduction, Table of Contents, IndexBibliography, Footnotes, Endnotes
  3. 3. Books in Rivershare Catalog
  4. 4. Books in Rivershare Catalog
  5. 5. Strengths of Books Accuracy fact checked, resources cited Authority background on author provided Organization table of contents, index Scope length allows to examine topic in depth
  6. 6. Weaknesses of BooksCurrency length of time for publication processAvailability items already in use Google Books, e-books
  7. 7. Periodicals DefinedBroadly, periodicals are any publication that is released periodically.Subject to the editorial process, in some cases to peer review.Author(s) are usually clearly identified.Can be aimed at a general, techinical, or academic readership.
  8. 8. Periodicals in Rivershare Catalog
  9. 9. Periodicals in Rivershare Catalog
  10. 10. Strengths of Periodicals Currency quicker publication process Accuracy editorial process, peer review Authority primarily in scholarly publications Ease of use good summary, easy access to information
  11. 11. Peer ReviewAlso known as refereedThe editorial process in which submissions are reviewed by an editorial board or an outside panel of experts in the field. The article and its author(s) are evaluated for accuracy in its research methodologies and findings.
  12. 12. Weaknesses of PeriodicalsAvailability newspapers, academic publicationsScope size limits breadth of topic covered
  13. 13. Is it Popular, Scholarlyor Trade?Determining a publication’s purpose and audience will help you to decide if it is an appropriate resource for your research.
  14. 14. Popular PeriodicalsPurpose: to inform or entertainAudience: general; no special knowledge of topic necessary
  15. 15. Scholarly PeriodicalsPurpose: to present original research or experimentationAudience: scholars, specialists in field
  16. 16. Trade PeriodicalsPurpose: to examine issues, concerns of an industryAudience: industry employees
  17. 17. ACTIVITY Each table will be provided with popular, scholarly, and trade publications. Determine which publication is Popular, Scholarly, or Trade, and list some characteristics of each. For each publication, look at: abstracts advertising appearance article length audience authors bibliography/citations frequency of publication peer review name of publication
  18. 18. NEWSPAPER, POPULARLOOK AT PERIODICALS SCHOLARLY PERIODICALS TRADE PERIODICALS usually at the beginning, summarizing the articlesabstracts none thesis and findings none frequently none. ones that do contain ads related to ads specific to the trade oradvertising several advertisements subject area industry colorful cover and interior. most colorful cover and interior. most most are stark. illustrations and include photos, include photos, illustrations, charts related to illustrations, sidebars,appearance sidebars, charts research. chartsarticle length short to moderate in length usually long short to moderate in length other scholars and researchers in the field with an assumed understanding general readership, no expertise of the basic tenets of the those who work in the specifiedaudience expected specialty industry often one - may list contributors. often more than one author, staff or freelance writers, often one - may list contributors. staff scholars in the field, with or specialists in theauthor(s) or freelance writers. credentials provided industry. footnotes, bibliographies, sources only referenced, notbibliography, citations sources only referenced, not cited reference lists cited frequent. usually daily, weekly, less frequent. usually monthly frequent. usually weekly,frequency of publication biweekly, or monthly or quarterly biweekly, or monthlypeer review none frequently none often include words journal, contain industry terms, plain language, often include word review, research, bulletin sometimes use newsperiodical title magazine in title in title within title provide original research, experimentation, examine examines issues, concerns ofpurpose to inform and entertain issues of field in depth the trade