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When do I use each type?
- For up-to-date information or current events
- For information or opinions about popular culture
- For finding key ideas, important dates or concepts
- For general, background information on a topic
- For topics of interest to those in a particular trade or profession
- For finding current trends in a particular industry
- For subject-specific background information
- For in-depth information and research
- For finding other research sources
- For finding what has been studied on your topic
Which is scholarly?
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Information Literacy is...
...the ability to effectively locate, evaluate, and use information.