Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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.

View this page in a format suitable for printers and screen-readers or mobile devices. 915 South Jackson Street • Montgomery, Alabama 36101 • (334) 604-9093