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USD Information Literacy Lessons: Page 14

The broad focus of these lessons is understanding sources of information, including examples that can help you learn how to access information sources at USD. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific element of information competency.

Trade Magazines/Journals

Trade journals/magazines…

  • Are produced by professional organizations
  • Are not peer-reviewed
  • Contain articles written by journalists, practitioners, and consultants for the members of a profession
  • Communicate news, trends and forecasts, product information, and job opportunities to the profession
  • Contain short(er) articles, often in technical language, with no abstracts or citations
  • Contain extensive advertising of services and products directly related to the field Are usually published monthly
  • Have a glossy "look"

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