It might seem that understanding different types of information sources isn't very important, after all it's the information itself that we are interested in. However, having even a very basic map in your mind of the different types of sources will make the process of searching for information and evaluating information much more effective and efficient.
This guide begins with a basic overview of information sources, then continues with more specialized guidance on academic sources of information that you as students will want to be familiar with as you progress through your college career.
Videos & Tutorials on Source Types
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Interactive web site lets you look at different parts of a scholarly article so that you can recognize one when you see one, and know how to take it apart for meaning. From North Carolina State University.