American Heritage School Library Orientation: Information Cycle

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Check Your Knowledge

On this page, you will learn how to:

  • Identify different types of sources of information

Types of Information Sources:

  • books
  • reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias)
  • periodicals (magazines, newspapers, journals)
  • websites

When researching a topic, you need to investigate a variety of sources to gather information.  Watch the videos below for an overview on how information sources are created and the differences between popular and scholarly periodicals.