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Scholarly Popular and Trade Sources


Scholarly Popular and Trade Sources

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This lecture explains the difference between scholarly, popular, and trade/professional publications and how to tell them apart, all in the context of scholarly communications.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: November 03, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 03, 2013
Keywords: peer review, scholarly sources, information literacy


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
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Language: English
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Sarah Morehouse
41 weeks ago

Sarah Morehouse (Librarian)

This video goes into the differences between scholarly and non-scholarly information sources based on how they are created, vetted, and used, rather than reducing it to a matter of format, how they are accessed, or "because the instructor said so."