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Information Sources: Getting Started

Where do I start?

Too much information?  Where do I start?  

This guide will help you sort through the many types of information available today in order to find the best information you need to answer your research questions.  When should I use a book?  When do I search for peer-reviewed articles?  When do I choose an encyclopedia?  This guide will help you answer these questions and more.

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This Guide was created by Carolyn Swidrak (retired).