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Research Databases for Students: Information Cycle

This guide empowers students, parents, and teachers with the tools and resources necessary to complete research or homework assignments utilizing library research databases and library materials effectively

Getting Started

Getting Started:

What is the difference between a blog, a book and database? 

Understanding how information sources differ will help you to determine the correct information sources for your assignment.  View the video to find out more about the roll blogs, books, journals, websites, and DATABASES play in the Information Cycle of a news event.  

Information Cycle

Watch the video The Information Cycle from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Libraries