IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

Types of Information

There are many different Types of Sources

Cash in Your Information Riches

Information can come from many different types of sources. Which kind should you use? It depends on what questions you are trying to answer.

On the next few pages Iris will show you common types of information and look at what makes each one a little different from the others.


Learning Outcomes

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Identify a variety of sources for information.
  • Identify specific uses appropriate for different sources.
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updated: 28 August, 2009