The human world is a veritable web of information. Information can come from many different types of sources. Which kind should you use? It depends on what questions you are trying to answer.
Rule of thumb: Use a variety of sources to add validity and depth to your work. A variety of sources also opens your point-of-view to opinions that differ from yours. That's a good thing!
The following tutorial will examine a variety of information types and materials regularly used for academic research. Please note that although these tutorials can be viewed on mobile devices and tablets, many of them display best on computers.
The quiz for this module is at the bottom of this page.