03Nov/18

IDENTIFYING INFORMATION SOURCES

Professional writing services there are so many different types of information on the Internet, it is sometimes difficult to identify what you see on the screen. Knowing the type of information you need or are hoping to find will help in accessing the information and using it appropriately.

BASIC RESEARCH TOOLS

  • Library Catalogs – use to find location and holdings of books, periodicals and other material within libraries.
  • Article Databases – to find articles on specific subjects.  Especially useful in finding scholarly and academic journal articles.
  • Reference Resources – finding aids such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, .etc.
  • Search Engines – use to find Websites and other Internet resources.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF WEB PAGES

  • Advocacy
  • News
  • Personal
  • Professional
  • Scholarly

SCHOLARLY VS. POPULAR PUBLICATIONS

The terms, periodicals, serials, journals, and magazines can and often are used interchangeably.  This does not mean they are all the same.  Periodicals are publications that are … Read More