There are many different traditions for how research is communicated. In the humanities, we often publish in both books and journals. Here are some examples of the types of publications used to transmit research:
It is important that you can evaluate what type of material you have found in order to be able to evaluate the content. In the academic context we most often use and refer to academic articles. The essential characteristic of academic articles is that it is scholarly reviewed. In this case the article is subject to the process of “peer-review” where fellow experts in the field evaluate and asses the research conducted before an article can be approved for publication.
In order to avoid plagiarism it is important that you always include all the sources you use, by quoting and referencing correctly.
Avoiding Plagiarism (Film 16:09)
A film that will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Luke Bailey, lecturer in English, Karlstad University
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