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Research & Learning


Identify Sources

What kind of sources are best for your topic: books, articles, media, websites, or something else? What are primary sources? What is the information cycle?

Types of Information Sources

"Types of Information Sources"
Length: 2 minutes
Source: Research Companion
Description: Articles, books, discovery tools, databases, the open web, and more

Primary and Secondary Sources

"Primary and Secondary Sources"
Length: 2 minutes
Source: Research Companion
Description: What are primary and secondary sources, and when is it best to use one and not the other?

The Information Cycle

"Popular and Scholarly Sources: The Information Cycle"
Length: 4 minutes
Source: John M. Pfau Library
Description: The information cycle and scholarly vs. popular sources.