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Selecting Sources

Now that you know the wide range of sources available to you, how do you select the best one for your research?

If you need:
You might try:
Background information, such as the history of railroads or the difference between communism and socialism.
books
Books
Popular articles about new movies or social trends
magazines
Magazines
Current information about a speech yesterday by the head of Ford Motor Company
newspaper
Newspapers or Web
Scholarly articles about the Chinese economy or the human genome
Journals
Journals
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Resources for Librarians and Educators, Credits
Original InfoRM material © 2011 by the Liberty University Jerry Falwell Library. This tutorial incorporates material from SBU Library Research Guide, a tutorial developed by the Stony Brook University Libraries, © 2004, from Inflite, a tutorial developed by IUPUI, © 2003, from Searchpath, a tutorial developed by the Western Michigan University Library, © 2001-2002, and from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated, provided that appropriate credit is given.