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Scholarly Publications Checklist

Feature Characteristic Actions
  1. signed articles
  2. author is an authority on the subject
  3. author may be affiliated with an institution or organization
  1. find biographical information in article or issue of journal
  2. search other sources
  3. find info about organization's goals or values
  1. journal is peer reviewed
  2. university press, professional  organization, or prestigious  commercial publisher
  1. check instructions for authors in journal or on publisher's web page
  2. Search the Serials Directory
  3. check Ulrich's Periodicals Directory Case Ref Z6941 .U5
  4. Did the databse have a option to check for scholarly/peer reviewed articles, and did you use it?
  1. extensive
  2. cites primary sources
  1. read
  1. reports research results
  2. informs other scholars
  1. read
  1. objective
  2. reader may need some background in the subject area
  1. read
  1. graphics support the research
  1. read
  1. find periodical evaluations:
    Magazines for Libraries Case Ref PN4832 .M34
  2. search for letters/comments on the specific article
  3. find book reviews
  1. Have other authors cited the book or article you have in hand (i.e. does your piece show up in other authors' footnotes or bibliographies)?
  1. Search citation indexes:
         Social Sciences
         Arts & Humanities



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