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ENG 112: The Crying of Lot 49: Summon Search

This Research Guide lists library and online resources for finding information related to the book: The Crying of Lot 49

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  • Pynchon AND "The Crying of Lot 49"

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Scholarly (Academic) Article:

About Scholarly Articles:

Purpose: To inform, report, or make available original research or experimentation in a specific field or discipline to the rest of the scholarly world; where "new knowledge" is reported

Abstract: Articles will typically have an abstract at the beginning that summarizes the findings of the research presented in the article

Audience: Written for scholars and researchers in the field; language contains terminology and jargon of the discipline; reader is assumed to have a scholarly background

References: References or sources are listed in the form of bibliographies, reference lists, and footnotes. Look at the end of the article for the reference list or bibliography

Accountability: Articles are evaluated or reviewed by experts in the field; edited for content, format, and style

Book Review:

About Book Reviews:

You can often tell that you have a book review because it will list the citation information along with the ISBN and price at the very beginning.

Book Review: Look for ISBN and Price

Magazine Article:

About Magazine Articles:

Purpose: Entertainment and general interest; geared to sell products and services through advertising

Abstract: No abstract

Audience: Written for general, nonexpert readers; uses simple language

References: Sources are not cited. There will not be a list of references at the end

Accountability: Articles are evaluated by editorial staff who are not experts in the field; edited for format and style

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