Lesson 12. Information Resources: Publications


  • Every type of information contributor generates publications that can be of use to communicators.
  • Identifying the type of publication (through analysis of intended audience, source of the publication, and other indicators) is important for evaluating the information you find.
  • Depending on the information task, different publication types will be more appropriate than others.


After completing this lesson you will be able to:

  • identify the type of publication based its characteristics.
  • evaluate the best resource for locating articles based on the kind of information or the source of information needed.


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