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General Library Research Tutorial

Fundamental concepts and vocabulary used in library and information research.

Learning Objectives for Module 2

'An Introduction to Types of Information'

The student will:

  • Given a need for a particular type of information (i.e. overview, scientific research, news), identify and use an appropriate type of source, such as:
    • encyclopedia article
    • book
    • magazine article
    • journal article
    • newspaper article
    • primary source
    • government publication
  • Differentiate between popular magazines and scholarly journals
  • Articulate the advantages of the different types of media in which information is found
  • Differentiate among major finding aids typically used in libraries:  library catalog, research databases, Internet search engines. 

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