The information world can be viewed from many different, overlapping
points-of-view. For example, common concepts like fiction and non-fiction
or speech and writing divide information into broad categories
that can be helpful in understanding and organizing it. We start by looking
at 3 of these points-of-view as a context for doing research.
- Basic understanding of the Internet
- Distinguish scholarly from popular communication
- Distinguish primary from secondary information sources
Library Learning Outcomes
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After this module, the student should be able to:
- 2b. Understand the characteristics and value of different types of resources (books, periodicals, Web sites) and their different formats (print, electronic).
- 2c. Understand the characteristics and value of primary, secondary, and tertiary sources.