Notre Dame Libraries Information Literacy Pot of Gold

Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame

  1. Home
  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements

The Information Cycle

Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sources

The information you find and use along the cycle of research can also be broken down into three types of sources: primary, secondary and tertiary. Is there enough info on your topic? If not, review the earlier steps for starting your research. It's normal to refine and revise your topic multiple times.

Primary Sources

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