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The Information Cycle

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Test Yourself!

  1. Choose the resource that has details about an event as it happens.

    • Book
    • Scholarly article
    • Encyclopedia
    • Newspaper


    A newspaper is the resource that would be published at the time of the event.

  2. Choose the resource that has analysis of research related to an event.

    • Scholarly Article
    • Blog
    • Encyclopedia
    • Newspaper


    Scholarly resources contain analysis where the other resources mainly contain details and facts.

  3. Choose the resource that would be considered a primary source.

    • Journal article
    • Book Review
    • Interview
    • Textbook


    An interview is a first-hand observation and is considered a primary source.

  4. Choose the resource that would be considered a secondary source.

    • Journal article
    • Encyclopedia
    • Interview
    • Textbook


    A journal article analyzes or interprets an event using primary sources and therefore is considered a secondary source.

  5. A biography of Steve Jobs would be considered a:

    • Primary source
    • Secondary Source
    • Tertiary Source
    • None of the above


    A biography is an example of a secondary source because it uses primary sources to analyze or interpret an event or phenomenon.

  6. Which resource is considered a tertiary source?

    • Biography of Steve Jobs
    • Book about the significance of research findings
    • Index of literature abstracts
    • All of the above


    An index of literature abstracts is a tertiary source because it a finding tool used to identify primary and secondary sources.