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Research 101: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Research Smarter

11 - Resources

Matching Resources to Your Information Need

Remember, where you go next depends on how much you know. Think about what you need and match it to the right information source. See below for examples.

Match your research need with the right information source.
 WHAT YOU NEED WHERE TO LOOK
Factual information like names, dates, and definitions Encyclopedia, website
Summary of what is known about a topic Book or book chapter
Detailed analysis of a complex problem Scholarly journal article
Current regional or local information Newspaper