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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 . . .