It is important for you to have a good handle on how to evaluate the scholarliness of sources as you are conducting research.This activity will help with that.
***Work with a partner on this***
Open the two articles (as PDF Full-text) linked below and compare/contrast them using the following criteria (you do not need to read the entire articles, just scan through them and skim a few sections):
Are there any other criteria that could help you determine the "scholarliness" of the sources?
Use the resources on the History Library Guide to locate these resources.
- Is it a book, journal article, or other type of source?
- Which database(s) did you use to locate the source?
- Is it available in full-text online, in print in the library, or would you have to request it from another library?
Bairnsfather, Bruce. Bullets and Billets. London: Grant Richards, 1916.
Braybon, Gail, and Penny Summerfield. Out of the Cage: Women’s Experiences in Two World Wars. London: Pandora Press, 1987.
Cook, Tim. “Chemical Weapons.” In World War I : Encyclopedia, edited by Priscilla Mary Roberts, and Spencer Tucker, 289-292. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2005.
MacLeod, Roy. “The Chemists Go to War: The Mobilization of Civilian Chemists andthe British War Effort, 1914–1918.” Annals of Science 50 (1993): 455–81.
Marrs, Timothy C., Robert L. Maynard, and Frederick R. Sidell. “Opinions of Chemical Warfare.” In Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment, 1–26. Chichester, England: Wiley, 1996.
Reader, W. J. “The Forerunners, 1870–1926” Vol. 1 of Imperial Chemical Industries: A History. London: Oxford University Press, 1970.
Reid, Brian Holden. “‘A Signpost that Was Missed’? Reconsidering British Lessons from the American Civil War.” Journal of Military History 70, no. 2 (April 2006): 385–414.