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Information Literacy Tutorial

Information Literacy Tutorial

Defining an Information Need

Defining an Information Need 

The best way to begin a search for information is to define your information need. You may need:

  • an overview
  • a comprehensive search of research on a topic
  • a quick reference to a fact
  • an in-depth treatment

Once you decide what information you need, you can select the types of sources that will fit your need.

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