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Maple Woods - Scholarly or Popular?

Find out how tell the difference between scholarly and popular sources.

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You can find out a lot about a book from the online catalog - information that will help you decide whether the book is scholarly or not.

Is there an index?

Is there a bibliography?

Who is the publisher?

Scholarly Books

Include an index

Include a bibliography and/or footnotes or endnotes

Often published by an academic press such as Harvard or Oxford

Author has academic credentials - check for a university affiliation

Popular Books

May not include an index

Often do not credit sources

Usually published by a for-profit company