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ISEM101 Evaluating Sources: Information Cycle

This guide will provide tips and links to evaluate the quality and objectivity of information sources.

The Information Timeline

Knowing how and when different types of information are produced can be important for your research process.  Some information is produced immediately after an event, while other types are produced later.  The time can affect the content and quality of the information.  For more information,  see this page on the information cycle.

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The Information Timeline as Told by a Baby Elephant

The Information Life Cycle (UNLV)

Popular and Scholarly Sources: The Information Cycle

Information Cycle

Information Timeline Video (oddest)