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Intro to Library Resources: Types of Sources

What Kind of Information would I like to find?

Select sources after carefully thinking about the types of information that you would like to find.

To Find:

Background Information

For background information or an overview of a topic

Up-to-Date Information

For up-to-date information on current events

Scholarly Information

For scholarly information on a topic



Additional Sources

For sources found within bibliographies or footnotes

Industry Information

For current news, products, and trends within a specific trade or industry.

Also for practical information from practitioners.

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