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Evaluation and different publication types

Some types of information have already been through a careful evaluation and selection process before students even encounter them in an academic library. This evaluation process varies for each type of publication.

Books
Journal Articles
  • Editors review and select books for publication
  • Libraries select books based on published reviews and teaching/research needs
  • Editors review and select articles for publication
  • Scholarly journals undergo an intensive selection process known as peer review
Web Pages
Newspaper Articles
  • No one is in charge, anyone can create and publish
  • Search Engines do not display selective results
  • Editors commission and select
  • Scope and intended audience drives content
Evaluating Information
 
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