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COLA 100 "Achieving Success"

Information on the basics of college-level research, including exercises from Chapter 8 of _Achieving Success_.

"The Information Cycle" by Penn State University Libraries

"The Information Life Cycle" by UNLV Libraries

The Information Cycle and Research

 Different types of information - blogs, newspapers and news websites, magazines, journal articles, books and so forth, each contribute in different ways to your research. 

When using these different types of information sources consider how, why, and for whom they are originally produced. Consideration of the information source and its original purpose should be factored into your understanding of its content.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's undergraduate library created this graphic to illustrate the information cycle:

Pictograph depicting "The Information Cycle"

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