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Books vs Journals in the Social Sciences   Tags: ebooks, journals, publishing, technology  

The differences between books and journals, especially in the age of ejournals and ebooks, in the Social Sciences
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Why do I need to know the difference?

  1. Your faculty often require you to use a certain number of either journal articles or books.
  2. Different publication route
  3. Different information in each
  4. Different respect accorded each (depending on academic field)

In the Olden Days: Differences were Obvious in Print

It was easy to see the differences


Currently: eBooks and Journals Look Similar

Not so easy now


This is a book.

This is a journal

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