Conclusion

Rainbow, textured facade, mimicking the appearance of cloth books on a shelf

This chapter reviewed different types of information sources. They can be categorized as primary, secondary, or tertiary sources. They can also be identified by different formats, such as books, podcasts, and documentaries. All sources have some level of bias, so it’s important to keep in mind how a resource might be biased and how that might impact your own research.


Sources

Image: “Rainbow Frequency” by Ricardo Gomez Angel is in the Public Domain, CC0

License

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Introduction to College Research by Walter D. Butler; Aloha Sargent; and Kelsey Smith is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.