Selecting the Right Source for Your Information Need

Different kinds of sources organize and present different kinds of information. Starting with the right source for your information need will prevent frustration, and get you to what you need faster.

Information Needed Sample Resource Type
  • General Overview
  • Facts & Figures
  • Reference, Print & Online
  • Factual Non-Fiction Books
  • In-Depth Coverage
  • Expert Information
  • Current Events / Developments
  • Virtual Library Online Databases:
    • Journals, Newspapers, eBooks,
    • Specialized Databases
  • Expert Opinion
  • Differing Perspectives
  • In-Depth Non-Fiction Books
  • Virtual Library Online Databases
  • Expert Blogs