What is a pamphlet or brochure?
A pamphlet or brochure is "nonperiodical," that is, not published on a regular schedule like a magazine or journal.
It is often posted online as a PDF so that it will print attractively.
How do I know it's a pamphlet or brochure?
Is this word in the title or description?
How does a pamphlet or brochure differ from a book?
The length and format of a pamphlet or brochure is a less substantial than a book. Characteristically, it contains:
How do a pamphlet, brochure and leaflet differ?
Why publish a pamphlet or brochure?
This informal medium enables rapid publishing of brief information in an attractive format that can quickly and economically be revised.
How can I evaluate a brochure or pamphlet?
Why is the purpose of this publication?
How does the organization's purpose affect the presentation or omission of information?
How do I fact-check the information?
Follow the trail of evidence to see who is quoted or what is referenced:
How do I evaluate the argument?
How does this source fit?
Why is this pamphlet published by this organization?
How does it fit with the purpose and goals of this group?
Tip: Search [link:URL] to see who refers to this information and what they say.
How do I cite a pamphlet or brochure?
Since there is no standard publishing format for a pamphlet or brochure, citation elements might be found on the: