There are many sources and types of information.
- They may be published periodically (a magazine or newspaper) or may be published only once (a book).
- They come in many types of formats such as in print, in electronic (digital) format, or in person (an interview).
- They may be very scholarly and academic and appeal to a specific audience or they may be geared more toward the popular culture.
- They may contain very current information, or give historical or in-depth coverage to a topic.
- They may be subjective or factual or a mixture of both.
- They may be a primary source (Darwin’s diary) or a secondary source (a book about Darwin).
Information sources are typically a mixture of the above.
With that in mind, let’s look at the following sources of information and find out the types of information they may contain.
- Books – Reference/General
- Periodicals – Scholarly/Popular
- Videos and DVDs
- Radio and Television Broadcasts
- Internet/Web Sites