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Information Literacy History: Test yourself

Question 1

The Groningen historian Joop Koopmans has written a new article on slander and ridicule in the Republic in early modern times. He is talking about it in a television show called De Wereld draait door.

Is this an example of academic communication or of science communication?

Question 2

You are looking for in-depth academic information. What type of literature do you choose?

1. A handbook

2. A newspaper

3. A monograph

Question 3

What is not a characteristic of a scholarly journal?

  • contains articles of 10 - 20 pages long
  • uses popularized academic style and vocabulary
  • often contains news about scientific societies
  • contains socalled 'reviews' of scholarly publications

Answers