Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Scholarly vs. popular publications, part of Information Literacy.
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- During the previous chapters about…different types of resources,…we talked about many kinds of periodical publications.…One way to evaluate these publications…is to determine whether it is scholarly…or what we can refer to as popular.…According to the Association of Research Libraries,…scholarly communication refers to…the systems by which the results of scholarship…are created, registered, evaluated, disseminated,…preserved, and reshaped into new scholarship.…Basically we like to think of scholarship as a conversation.…
Ideas and theories change over time…because of scholarly communication through journals.…So, for example, what is the difference…between the content of these two publications?…Let's talk about some of the…obvious visible differences here.…The differences between them might reflect…the audience they are trying to attract.…If you chose an article from each publication,…you'd find there are many more differences as well.…Here is an example of a scholarly journal…and a popular publication.…As scholarly implies, the scholarly journal…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
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