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Research Starter Toolkit

This guide will help you learn how to use library resources in order to complete your research. Here you will learn how to access library databases, journal articles, books, and more.

Understanding Sources of Information


In order to effectively find and use sources of information in your research, it is helpful to understand:

  • How information is created
  • Why information is created
  • When information is created
  • That different types of information vary in how, why, and when they are created.

This following pages will help you explore the different kinds of information sources and better understand the differences in the way they are produced and distributed, and why that matters for your research.

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