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

Searching

There are a variety of information sources.

Where should you look?

1. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases, and handbooks are great starting points for overviews of topics or quick facts

collage of reference books; almanac, dictionary, encyclopedias, etc.

2. Newspapers and magazines are reader-friendly and good for current events. Journals are more academic in nature.

newspapers, scholarly journal, magazines

3. Books cover a topic thoroughly, though they may not be as current as other sources.

collage of book covers

 

And there's the Web . . .

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