3: Books as Information Sources:
Section BONUS, POP QUIZ, page 1 of 1.
Would you recognize a book if it were in disguise? How about if it was in plain sight, but mixed in with other items in a works cited list? This may sound like a silly question, but many times, when viewing a bibliography, reference list, or reading list (such as in a syllbus), readers have difficulty recognizing which items are which (typically, books versus articles).
If you are interested in finding a particular information source listed in a syllabus, book, article, Web site, etc., the first step could very well be to figure out what it is—that way you will have a better idea of where to look for it.
One key of spotting books is to look for the inclusion of data for the place of publication and publisher, e.g, Milwaukee, WI: Greenway House. Take a look at the real-life reference list below. It includes four books—can you spot them?
(Answers [which are books] below)
The books are: the first and third sources from Garcia, and the last two items (Kamin and Lawless).
In this reference list, the other sources are articles. References to articles usually include two separate titles—first, the title of the article itself and, second, the title of the publication in which it was published, i.e., the magazine, journal, or newspaper).
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