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  • Airway (Medicine)
  • Airway obstruction
  • Artificial respiration.
  • Cardiopulmonary system -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
  • Cardiovascular system -- Physiology
  • Handbooks and manuals.
  • Human physiology
  • Intubation, Intratracheal
  • Lungs -- Diseases -- Environmental aspects
  • Lungs – Pathophysiology
  • Medicine – Terminology
  • Physiology, Pathological
  • Respiration
  • Respirators (Medical equipment)
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Respiratory insufficiency
  • Respiratory insufficiency -- Diagnosis.
  • Respiratory intensive care
  • Respiratory organs -- Diseases
  • Respiratory organs -- Diseases
  • Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- Atlases.
  • Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- Case studies.
  • Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- Diagnosis
  • Respiratory organs -- Physiology.
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Respiratory therapy -- Equipment and supplies
  • Respiratory therapy.

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Popular v. Scholarly

Cover: The casing of the book. It will include the title and author on the front and spine. Typically covers are made with a harder material that the inner pages: cardboard, cardstock paper, leather, or fabric. 

Title Page: The book's title and all the authors' names will be listed. You will also find the publisher and place of publication listed at the bottom.

Verso: Meaning "on the turn side of the page"; found on the other side of the title page. You will find the copyright and publication dates. Hint: This is also a great place to find subject headings given to the book by the Library of Congress; great keywords!

Table of Contents: A list of Chapter headings and subheadings with the page number.

List of Diagrams, Charts, Photos, or Illustrations: Found in technical books, an additional contents list offers pages for figures found throughout the books.

Foreword: Generally it is written by someone other than the author as an introduction to the subject in the book.

Acknowledgments: This is where the author gives thanks to all those who have helped him or her write the book.

Preface: Written by the author, the preface introduces you to the author's thesis or argument for the book. It will give you an idea about the author's bias and the level of research conducted.

Chapters: Books are generally broken up into sections, or chapters, to organize the thoughts, into manageable subtopics, stories, or arguments.

Afterword: Extra information on the book's topic included at the back of the book.

Notes and Appendices: Additional information, charts, resources to support the information in the main areas of the book

Bibliography: Lists of resources the author used in his or her research for the book.

Glossary: A list of terms found at the back of the book. It is organized in alphabetical order with definitions for each term; like a dictionary.

Index: Found at the back of the book, the index is a detailed list of topics, people, places, and other significant terms found throughout the book. It is organized in alphabetical order and includes the page(s) where you will find that information. This is a great place to search for your keywords to evaluate how helpful the book may be for your research.

Author's Biography: Information about the author's professional life.

For each question, identify whether the description best suits a popular or a scholarly article.

The author is an expert in the field:
John Stewart, Daily Show.: 6 votes (3.21%)
May-Britt Moser, the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for the Biology of Memory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology: 179 votes (95.72%)
Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian: 2 votes (1.07%)
Total Votes: 187
Language and writing style are easy to use and understand.
" Climate and Pest-Driven Geographic Shifts in Global Coffee Production: Implications for Forest Cover, Biodiversity and Carbon Storage": 30 votes (18.18%)
"Here's Why Coffee Makes You Have To Poop": 121 votes (73.33%)
"The Invasion of the K-Cup; Stores of all types are selling the single-serving coffee pods, but few recognize the 'monster' environmental problem they pose": 14 votes (8.48%)
Total Votes: 165
There are numerous sources listed at the end of the article, in a bibliography or reference list.
Popular articles: 5 votes (3.07%)
Scholarly articles: 158 votes (96.93%)
Total Votes: 163
What does peer-review mean?
My classmate looked over my paper and it's ready to be submitted to my professor.: 6 votes (3.55%)
It's a process where instead of an editor reviewing the writing, the paper is scrutinized by several experts in the field to evaluate the quality and significance of the research.: 153 votes (90.53%)
An unbiased sampling process for qualitative research that involves researching a group of peers.: 8 votes (4.73%)
An academic version of a popularity contest.: 2 votes (1.18%)
Total Votes: 169
The topic and length of a scholarly article tend to be:
A broad topic and a short article: 6 votes (3.41%)
A short article but with a narrow focus: 20 votes (11.36%)
All over the place and super long: 4 votes (2.27%)
Narrow and long.: 146 votes (82.95%)
Total Votes: 176

Professional Associations and Resources

Associations are a good source of:

  • Current news in the field
  • Journal information
  • Policy information
  • Professional ethics and standards
  • Research data
  • Links to related resources
  • Conference information

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