Information Literacy Tutorial

Information Literacy Tutorial

Learning Objectives

An Introduction to Types of Information

You will:

  • Given a need for a particular type of information (i.e. overview, scientific research, news), identify and use an appropriate type of source, such as:
    • encyclopedia article
    • book
    • magazine article
    • journal article
    • newspaper article
    • primary source
    • government publication
  • Differentiate between popular magazines and scholarly journals
  • Articulate the advantages of the different types of media in which information is found
  • Differentiate among major finding aids typically used in libraries:  library catalog, research databases, Internet search engines. 

Module 3. Types of Information

First, read the Learning Objectives at left.

Then, click here to begin Module 3.

A. Defining an Information Need
B. Information Types
C. Popular Magazines vs. Scholarly Journals
D. Media Types
E. Research Tools