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InfoSkills3: Evaluating Resources

What are books good for?

Books are good for...

  • a useful starting point or introduction to a topic
  • a general and broad overview of a subject - known facts, concepts and theories
  • pulling together information on a topic from variety of authors
  • useful reference lists at the end of each chapter or at the end of the book

   Keep in mind that due to the time it can take to publish a book, the information may not be the most up to date.

How to recognise a scholarly book

Scholarly book

This video explains how to recognise a scholarly book.

 

 

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