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Books written by scholars are a good source of information for many topics.

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  • Written on a broad subject
  • Easier to read than journal articles, and written for a broad audience
  • Often undergo a peer-review process
  • May contain a collection of chapters written by different authors
  • Contain less recent information, due to the lengthy publication process

Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!

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Journal Articles

Also known as "Academic Articles," "Scholarly Articles," or "Peer-Reviewed Articles"

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  • Current - Journal articles typically contain current research on a subject because of their frequent publication cycle
  • Written by Scholars - written and reviewed by subject area scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic
  • Peer-Reviewed - means the article is approved by other subject area experts before publication
  • Focused - Academic articles are usually focused on a narrow subject or research question


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