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Information literacy ~Astronomy - Chemistry - Mathematics - Physics: Answers

Question 1 + answer

For each of the publications named below, indicate whether it is an academic journal, a popularized academic periodical or a professional/trade publication.

1. The Banker

2. National Geographic

3. Science


1 = professional/trade publication

2 = popularized academic periodical

3 = academic

Question 2 + answer

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

1. A handbook

2. A newspaper

3. A monograph


The correct answer is 3: a monograph.

Question 3 + answer

What are conference proceedings?


During a conference, papers are presented. These are published later in a single volume as conference proceedings.

Question 4 + answer

Is a catalogue a primary or secondary source?


A catalogue is a secondary source.

Question 5 + answer

Give an example of a formal academic publication.


Examples of formal academic publications:

- journal articles

- contributions to books

- books

- conference contributions