Sources of Information

Information can come from virtually anywhere -- personal experiences, books, articles, expert opinions, encyclopedias, the Web -- and the type of information you need will change depending on the question you are trying to answer. Look at the following sources of information. Notice the similarities between them.

Keep in mind the following three questions:

  1. Which sources can you find online?
  2. Which sources guide you to other information on your topic?
  3. Which sources would you use when writing a research paper?

Click on each of the nine sources below to learn more about them.

Magazines
Magazines
Journals
Journals
Periodical Index
Periodical Index
Newspapers
Newspapers
Library Catalog
Library Catalog
Books
Books
Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias

World Wide Web
World Wide Web

Email
Email
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