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IMD 481 Projects

Your IMD 481 projects are based on three areas:

  1. audience (your stakeholder organization)
  2. problem (relevant to your organization)
  3. technology (an iOS app and accompanying website)

Remember, there is no one perfect source! You will likely have to research these three components separately and explain how your various sources help inform your project.

IMD 481 Suggested Resources

Recommended Anthologies

You can find readings (book chapters) in these anthologies.

These online journals or websites publish articles, interviews, and much more.

Scholarly or Popular?

Popular sources (e.g. magazines)

  • Are often written by journalists or professional writers for a general audience
  • Use language easily understood by general readers
  • Rarely give full citations for sources
  • Written for the general public
  • Tend to be shorter than journal articles

Scholarly sources (e.g. journals)

  • Are written by and for faculty, researchers or scholars (chemists, historians, doctors, artists, etc.)
  • Uses scholarly or technical language
  • Tend to be longer articles about research
  • Include full citations for sources
  • Are often refereed or peer reviewed (articles are reviewed by an editor and other specialists before being accepted for publication)
  • Book reviews and editorials are not considered scholarly articles, even when found in scholarly journals

Source: University of Arizona Libraries. (2015, December 15). Popular vs. Scholarly Articles - Guide.

Test your knowledge! Go take the popular vs. scholarly article quiz from the University of Arizona Libraries. (Not required for class.)

Print Resources for MLA Style (found in the library)

Online Resources for MLA Style

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