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INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES: Types of Information Sources

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Information Need Sources to Consult Search Tools & Help
Overview of Topic
  • Encyclopedias
  • Handbooks
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Definitions
  • Dictionaries
  • Handbooks
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Primary Sources (first hand or contemporary accounts)
  • Books
  • Digital archives
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • Videos
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  • Search the library catalog
  • Search online
  • Search article databases
Secondary Sources (comprehensive and/or detailed analyses)
  • Journal articles
  • Books
  • Some magazines & newspapers
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  • Search article databases
Facts
  • Dictionaries
  • Almanacs
  • Statistical Handbooks
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Current Events, Popular Culture
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Video
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  • Search the library catalog
  • Search online
  • Search article databases
Historical Information
  • Books
  • Digital archives
  • Magazines & newspapers
  • Film
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  • Search online
  • Search article databases
Evaluative Sources
  • Book reviews
  • Film/video reviews
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  • Search article databases

 

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