Module II – Information Sources

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.

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