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Steps to Locating Information
Research typically involves using a variety of sources including:
- encyclopedias and dictionaries,
- articles from newspapers, magazines and journals,
- statistical sources, and
To create the most effective and efficient searches, utilize the search strategies listed under Step 2: Locate Information.
Online Library Learning Center
This site provides tutorials about information, developing a research question, identifying tools for your task, the library, databases, and using GIL and GALILEO.
Types of Sources
Before starting your research, it's important to understand the types of information sources available. This video provides a broad overview of the information you can find
in sources such as books, encyclopedias, almanacs, periodicals,
electronic resources and more.
Video and program notes have been posted with permission from Pima Community College.