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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    When quoting a source, one is only acknowleding the source, not the veracity, accuracy, integrity, math, etc. In a professional paper, it should be verifiable sourcing to give credibility to peer review. If I need to quote a page and verse from a comic book, I certainly acknowledge the source.

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    Actually, yes, there are magazine articles that get reviewed, critiqued, debated. Just depends on the magazine and the topic of the article. Similarly with books. Not all are critiqued. For example, John Grisham's book "The Innocent Man" - it was NOT a fiction book; it seemed to have a firm grasp on the facts in the cases it presented, and it certainly re-confirmed my impressions (from many articles and books and whatnot) that justice is not always fair in our country.

    However, I'm not sure I saw a lot of critiques of it, either confirming or disputing it. Maybe I just missed them.
    As far as that book in particular most critiques I have seen have been favorable.
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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    An academic (and I suppose professional, whatever that means) journal is not a magazine.
    Well, we call them magazines, or at least we do in my profession, and that's essentially what they are.
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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, we call them magazines, or at least we do in my profession, and that's essentially what they are.
    We, in academia, do not.

    Who reviews the 'professional journals' that you read? Where are these reviews available? Do you have an example of a 'professional journal' article and its critical reviews?

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Does no one else in this tread understand the importance of outside reviews and that magazine articles have none?

    Wtf, did anyone in this thread go to college?
    No offense meant, but I've read hundreds of peer reviewed magazine articles, and thousands of non peer reviewed blogs, books, and the like. I trust one as much as the other.

    I try to do my own confirming. The few times I haven't, I find myself getting shot down with a buttload of facts.

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    For example, John Grisham's book "The Innocent Man" - it was NOT a fiction book;
    Everyone knows this. Why do you present such as some kind of revelation.

    The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town is a 2006 nonfiction book by John Grisham. It is, like Grisham's Skipping Christmas, outside the legal fiction genre.
    The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    However, I'm not sure I saw a lot of critiques of it, either confirming or disputing it. Maybe I just missed them.
    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...e+innocent+man

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    We, in academia, do not.

    Who reviews the 'professional journals' that you read? Where are these reviews available? Do you have an example of a 'professional journal' article and its critical reviews?
    Most of the articles in my profession are concerning nursing practice, and are sometimes published in textbooks or other medical journals, but we also have several monthly nursing mags that are probably what you are referring to, with a broader audience of nurses. As for critical reviews, I don't know specifics. Most of them appear to be authored by masters or doctorate level nurses, or nurses who work in various fields of research.
    mag·a·zine


    /ˈmaɡəˌzēn,ˌmaɡəˈzēn/


    noun

    noun: magazine; plural noun: magazines



    1.



    a periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, typically covering a particular subject or area of interest.

    "a car magazine"


    synonyms: journal, periodical, serial, supplement, quarterly, monthly, weekly, news magazine;
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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    No offense meant, but I've read hundreds of peer reviewed magazine articles, and thousands of non peer reviewed blogs, books, and the like. I trust one as much as the other.


    I try to do my own confirming. The few times I haven't, I find myself getting shot down with a buttload of facts.
    Everyone tries to do their own confirming; however, thinking that's sufficient is stupid.

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Most of the articles in my profession are concerning nursing practice, and are sometimes published in textbooks or other medical journals, but we also have several monthly nursing mags that are probably what you are referring to, with a broader audience of nurses. As for critical reviews, I don't know specifics. Most of them appear to be authored by masters or doctorate level nurses, or nurses who work in various fields of research.
    mag·a·zine


    /ˈmaɡəˌzēn,ˌmaɡəˈzēn/


    noun

    noun: magazine; plural noun: magazines



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    a periodical publication containing articles and illustrations, typically covering a particular subject or area of interest.

    "a car magazine"


    synonyms: journal, periodical, serial, supplement, quarterly, monthly, weekly, news magazine;
    Please tell me you're joking. Are you really trying to equate a magazine and a (real) journal via a thesaurus? By 'journal' we are not talking about someones notes from vacation, we're talking about peer reviewed material.

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    Re: Is a book or magazine a valid source?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Please tell me you're joking. Are you really trying to equate a magazine and a (real) journal via a thesaurus?
    No. I was giving you the definition of magazine, one of which is a journal. Regardless of your opinion, professional journals fall under the category of magazines. There isn't a category for only the intellectuals of the human race.
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