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Types of Information

Information can come from an assortment of sources and fulfill a variety of information needs. Knowing the type of information needed and where it can be found is a crucial skill for individuals to have.

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Types of Information

Information can come from an assortment of sources and fulfill a variety of information needs. Knowing the type of information needed and where it can be found is a crucial skill for individuals to have. In this lesson, students will examine types of publications and discover use cases for popular, professional/trade, and scholarly sources of information.

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Lesson created by Alice Anderson, Heather Healy, Kate Otto, Joelle Pitts, and Julie Zimmerman in 2015.

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How to Use This Guide

This guide was developed by a team of library educators working together under the umbrella of the New Literacies Alliance. To use this guide, click the "Learning Module" link on the left-hand side of this page. Once you have done that, click/tap through the embedded link to the New Literacies Alliance's guide. Make sure to click/tap on the "Next" button to progress, and be sure to complete the assessment at the end. Good luck!