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    • Diaries
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    • Journals (Diaries)
    • Personal journals
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  • Sources

    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 29, 2014(Diaries. UF Journals (Personal narratives). BT Record-keeping works. RT Maritime journals; Overland journals; Autobiographies; Commonplace books)
    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, July 29, 2014(diaries. Refers to books containing the daily, personal accounts of the writer's own experiences, attitudes, and observations. Use "journals (accounts)" when referring to an individual's or an organization's account of occurrences or transactions.)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 29, 2014(diary: A private written record of day-to-day thoughts, feelings, and experiences kept by a person who does not expect them to be published. Also refers to the blankbook or notebook in which such experiences are recorded. Diaries are sometimes published posthumously, and some have become famous literary and historical works. Compare with journal and memoirs. Also refers to a small notebook in which the consecutive dates of the year are listed, with blank space for scheduling appointments, meetings, important deadlines, etc.; journal: Also refers to a record of events, experiences, thoughts, and observations kept on a regular basis by an individual for personal use. Writers often keep a daily journal to record ideas and material that may subsequently be incorporated into their works; memoirs: A narrative of events or reminiscences based on the author's own observations or personal knowledge of the world in which he (or she) lived, including events witnessed, people known or observed, places visited, etc. The life need not have been historically significant but one that placed the writer in a position to observe firsthand significant events as they unfolded. Unlike a private diary or journal, memoirs are usually written for publication long after the occurrence of the events described and do not necessarily provide a day-to-day account.)
    • found: Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004:p. 39 (diary 1 daily record of events, 2 book, calendar with daily memoranda)
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