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Note: The publication date can be as broad as a year or season, or it can be as specific as a month, day, or time.
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8. Publication Date:
Identifies the date when a source was made available to the general public.
Books: Publication date is typically the year a source is published.
Journal Articles: Publication date may be identified with the season or the month when published.