Scholarly Publishers: Books
Publishers to look for when researching a topic
What makes a book scholarly?
Examples of university presses include:
Cambridge University Press
Harvard University Press
Oxford University Press
University of Chicago Press
Other Scholarly Presses
Some names to look for include:
McFarland & Company
Rowman & Littlefield
Taylor & Francis (owns CRC Press, Garland Science, and Routledge)
Identifying books when researching
Books listed in bibliographies or reference lists
When looking at the article's bibliography, you may see entire books being cited, or book chapters. When listed in a bibliography, book chapters look very similar to journal articles. To tell the difference, in the citations, look for a publisher and a city.
Another good indicator is the presence of an editor or editors (Ed. or Eds.).
Sue, Derald Wing. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2015.