- Lengthy and in-depth
- Investigation on a specific facet of a topic
- Author is usually an expert.
- Extensive research—often over multiple years—went into writing the book.
- Although they can be updated, books are typically published one time. This means that they are not periodicals, which are published with entirely new content on a regular schedule.
Example that would help answer your question:
A book on the evolution of General Motors, including a chapter on how the company determined what automation to introduce first and what they learned from the process.
How to use a book:
- For a research paper on big companies that added robots to their workforce and whether executives considered the impact of robots on factory workers.
- Books can offer in-depth information on individuals’ or individual companies’ experiences.
- Sometimes one or two chapters provide the information you need. Don't rule out book because of their length.
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