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Types of Sources

Learn about the types of sources encountered doing library research!

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Learning Objectives

Learners will be able to:

  • List criteria that indicates whether a source is popular, scholarly, or trade
  • Distinguish between types of sources (i.e. scholarly journals, popular periodicals, trade).
  • Define “peer review” in respect to a scholarly article
  • Identify scholarly journals as likely to have articles that are peer-reviewed
  • Categorize publications by source type


Format: Tutorial (6-8 minutes)

Certificate: Yes, with 100% score on the four-question quiz (quiz is repeatable)

Accessibility: Closed Captions and downloadable transcript; poorly navigable by keyboard in Flash version


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Author: Lindsay O’Neill and Lettycia Terrones

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