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The Research Process: Information Cycle

This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to complete any research assignment and help you avoid the stress associated with waiting until the last minute to get started.

Getting Started

Getting Started:

What is the difference between a blog and a book? 

Why does your history teacher prefer the academic Journal of American History to the popular magazine People

Understanding how information sources differ in terms of authority, timeliness, accessibility, and changeability will help you to determine the correct information sources for your research project.  View the video to find out more about how blogs, books, journals, websites, and databases are created. 

Information Cycle