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Research Help

A help guide on some key activities involved in research processes.

About Types of Information Sources

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

Many of these videos and tutorials are from Credo InfoLit. You may need to log in with your k number and password to view content.

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