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Identifying Source Types: “Caffeine.” Encyclopædia Britannica, 15 Mar. 2019, https://www.britannica.com/science/caffeine. Accessed 1 June 2020.

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I. Identifying Source Types. Look at the following (MLA formatted) citations. Match each citation to the type of source it refers to in the table below. Make your judgments based on the citations on this page: do not click on the links to look at the sources yet.
1. Share your thoughts: Discuss how you can tell from each citation what type of source it refers to. Try to come to a consensus which source is which.

A) Brody, Jane E. “Scientists See Dangers in Energy Drinks.” The New York Times, 1 Feb. 2011, p. D7. Nexis Uni, https://advance-lexis-com.proxy.wexler.hunter.cuny.edu/api/document?collection=news&id=urn:contentItem:522Y-F9F1-JBG3-62BT-00000-00&context=1516831. Accessed 1 June 2020.
B) “Caffeine.” Encyclopædia Britannica, 15 Mar. 2019, https://www.britannica.com/science/caffeine. Accessed 1 June 2020.
C) Mednick, et al. “Comparing the Benefits of Caffeine, Naps and Placebo on Verbal, Motor and Perceptual Memory.” Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 193, no. 1, 2008, pp. 79–86. Science Direct, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2008.04.028. Accessed 1 June 2020.

D) Preedy, Victor R, editor. Caffeine: Chemistry, Analysis, Function and Effects. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012. https://doi-org.proxy.wexler.hunter.cuny.edu/10.1039/9781849734752. Accessed 1 June 2020
E) Rippe, James M. “Caffeine.” Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health, edited by James M. Rippe, vol. 1, SAGE Reference, 2012, pp. 169-171. Gale Virtual Reference Library, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX1959000064/GVRL?u=cuny_hunter&sid=GVRL&xid=e00cae1a. Accessed 1 June 2020.

F) Urwin, Rosamund. “Count Me Out of This Caffeine-Addled Nightmare.” London Evening Standard [London, England], 12 July 2010, p. 15. General OneFile, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A231329356/ITOF?u=cuny_hunter&sid=ITOF&xid=7b1d23cb. Accessed 1 June 2020.
SOURCE TYPE
WHICH CITATION?
(Type the letter in this column)
Book
Journal article
Entry from a general encyclopedia
Entry from a specialized encyclopedia
Newspaper article (report)
Newspaper article (opinion)
II. Evaluating Source Types. After identifying each source type, click on the links to open and scan each source (you do not need to read them all in full). All of these sources cover the topic of caffeine, but in different ways. Think about what characteristics make each source type distinct. Below are some aspects to consider:
· Scope
Does the source cover the topic broadly or does it narrow the focus to 1 or 2 specific aspects?
· Depth
Does the source go into detail about the topic, or does it only give an overview?
· Originality
Does the source include original findings by the author/s, or does it report on the findings of others? Or both?
· Novelty
Does the source report new information or information that has already been established?
· Audience
Is this written for the general public? For students? For professionals in a given field? Someone else?
· Language & Tone
Formal or informal? Neutral? Impersonal or personal? Plain & simple language or jargon?
· Purpose
Was this written to educate? To entertain? To make a political argument? As cultural commentary? Something else?
In the space below, describe what distinguishes each of the source types listed. Share your thoughts on the discussion board, and try to reach a consensus with your classmates.
1. Book
2. Journal article
3. Entry from a general encyclopedia
4. Entry from a specialized encyclopedia
5. Newspaper article (report)
6. Newspaper article (opinion)
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