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InfoPower

The research skills tutorial

There are a variety of information sources.
Where should you look?

1. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, and handbooks are great starting points for overviews of topics or quick facts. collage of reference books; almanac, dictionary, encyclopedias, etc.
2. Newspapers and magazines are reader-friendly and good for current events. Journals are more academic in nature. newspapers, scholarly journal, magazines
3. Books cover a topic thoroughly, though they may not be as current as other sources. collage of book covers

And there's the Internet. . .