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Information Literacy in the Digital Age by Melissa Wright, Teresa Welsh

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Ethical literacy: scholarly communication and the academic code of conduct

A nation’s treasure is in its scholars. (Old Chinese proverb)

Scholarly communication

Scholarly communication, or communication between and among researchers and other experts in a given field, may be considered primary source information if it is original communication or research. Scholarly communication may be formal or informal:

image Formal communication, e.g.

– peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles, juried conference papers;

– scholarly books;

– specialized encyclopedia articles signed by a scholar or scholars.

 Informal communication, e.g.

– communication ...

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