"Every publisher uses the term in a slightly different way, but in general 'monograph' has become a catch-all term for a book that is not of a reference type, that is of primary material..." (Campbell et al. 115).
A monograph is a specialist work of writing (in contrast to reference works) on a single subject or an aspect of a subject, often by a single author, and usually on a scholarly subject. In library cataloging, monograph has a broader meaning, that of a nonserial publication complete in one volume (book) or a finite number of volumes. Thus it differs from a serial publication such as a magazine, journal, or newspaper. In this context only, books such as novels are monographs.
"Monographs." Academic and Professional Publishing, edited by Robert Campbell, Ed Pentz, Ian Borthwick, Chandos Publishing, 2012, p. 114 - 117.
Can I cite from a MONOGRAPH in a research paper?
YES! These are the best book publications to use in researching, structuring, and writing your research papers.
Be aware of the type of monograph you are using:
A MONOGRAPH provides:
What is the benefit of MONOGRAPHS?
A selective list of academic publishers you may find in the OCAD U Library's book collection that are not directly associated with universities, but maintain similar editorial standards:
John Benjamins Publishing
Taylor & Francis
Walter de Gruyter
A selective list of Canadian academic publishers of book that you may find in the OCAD U Library collection; note that all are associated with universities:
University of Alberta Press
Athabasca University Press
University of British Columbia Press
University of Calgary Press
ISER Books (Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University)
Les Presses de l’Université Laval
University of Manitoba Press
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Les Presses de l’Université de Montreal
Nunavut Arctic College Media
University of Ottawa Press
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Presses de l’Université du Québec
University of Regina Press
University of Toronto Press
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Many art or cultural studies publishers provide rigorously researched, scholarly books; however, these publications can fall in a grey area when evaluating whether they are "academic" books or not. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask your instructor or talk to a librarian. But in general:
ACC Publishing Group
Backalong Books (Canadian)
Banff Centre Press (Canadian)
Breakwater Books (Canadian)
Coach House Books (Canadian)
Dundurn Press (Canadian)
Hatje Cantz Verlag
Laurence King Publishers
Thames & Hudson
For more see: http://www.artbook.com/publishers1.html