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Identifying Secondary Sources

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Understanding Formats...Why your teacher wants you use books...

Non-fiction books provide a detailed and studied analysis of a subject.  The author is generally removed from the subject material, either by distance (observer vs. participant) or time (reflection). 

A word about ebooks...

Non-fiction titles contained in our ebook collections (GVRL MackinVia Overdrive or elsewhere online) may be housed online, but they ARE books!

What about periodicals...

Newspapers, magazines, and academic journals that are published on a repeating basis (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) are known as periodicals.  These sources can offer up current or contemporary information that has not been published in books.

Why your teacher wants you use books...

Non-fiction books provide a detailed and studied analysis of a subject.  The author is generally removed from the subject material, either by distance (observer vs. participant) or time (reflection). 

A word about ebooks...

Non-fiction titles contained in our ebook collections (GVRL | MackinVia | Overdrive or elsewhere online) may be housed online, but they ARE books!

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Index of Audio Books with Companion Print or eBooks COMING SOON!

What about periodicals...

Newspapers, magazines, and academic journals that are published on a repeating basis (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.) are known as periodicals.  These sources can offer up current or contemporary information that has not been published in books.

Index of Documentaries