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How to Do Research




When you need information, where do you go? Your choice of an information source will influence the kind of information you retrieve. Consider the specific attributes of information sources before you make your choice!

Information Source
Primary Attribute
Advantage
Disadvantage
Book
(non-fiction)
Information may be out of date, depending on the date of the book's publication.

Magazine
Because of a limited amount of space, coverage is limited to only most current information.

Journal
Because of a limited amount of space, coverage is limited to only most current information.
Newspaper
World Wide Web
(Internet)


Unit 1: Doing Research: 1 of 8


Information Sources | Selecting the Best | Developing a Research Strategy | Subject & Keyword Searching | Narrowing Your Search | Expanding Your Search | Whys & Hows of Search Syntax | Search Syntax for Life | Glossary

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