What is a monograph?


A monograph is a book written by a scholar about a specific topic.
For example, Human Rights in Canada: A History, by Dominique Clément, is a monograph (ebook available at RDP Library). 

How are monographs different from regular books? 

  • are written by a specialist(s) in the field 
  • focus on a single topic, and make an argument about that topic
  • include notes and a bibliography or works cited list
Works of fiction (such as novels, poetry, or collections of short stories), anthologies (such as collections of previously-published articles), and textbooks are not considered monographs. 

How are monographs different from scholarly journals? 

Scholarly journals, also known as periodicals, are published periodically, at regular intervals. Unlike a serial publication, a monograph is complete in itself. 


  • Last Updated Sep 02, 2021
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