How Do I Know What Type of Information I Need?

How do I know what type of information I need?

1. Follow the links below if the assignment instructions direct you to use any of these types of information:

2. If there are no instructions, here are some pointers:

  • Articles (journal, newspaper or magazine) give you specific, up to date information and research
  • Books give you a broader, more comprehensive perspective. Some books are collections of specific chapters written by subject experts
  • Encyclopaedias give you briefer background information and overviews
  • Other types of information - find a subject guide in your area for more recommended information sources

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