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ECE 212 Online:Child, Family and Community

This Research Guide is for an online class.

Types of Information

How is information produced and shared?  What can different formats tell us about the information we find? 

How can we identify different types of sources? 

What are the purposes and intended audiences for different types of articles?

Watch these two videos to learn more about the ways we think about, and categorize the information we value.

For additional information about different types of articles, check this chart of characteristics of different kinds of articles. Article_Types.pdf

CC BY NC  Video by OkStateLibrary


2. Types of Information

CC BY NC  Research 101 Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo