Information BASICS

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This module offers an introduction to information literacy, a discussion of some characteristics of information sources, and a review of the cycle of information creation and dissemination. Having a basic understanding of these concepts should help you identify the type of information you need.
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After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • identify and describe two distinct types of research
  • describe characteristics of information sources
  • differentiate between scholarly and popular sources; primary and secondary sources
  • identify a variety of formats in which information is available
  • describe the cycle of information creation and dissemination

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