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HUM 200 - Applied Humanities

Research and information guide to support the learning objectives of this course.

Types of Information

Information can come from an assortment of sources and fulfill a variety of information needs. Knowing the type of information needed and where it can be found is a crucial skill for individuals to have. Depending on which part of the HUM 200 project you are working on, you may need different types of information to help your explanations and ideas. Do you not know much about your cultural artifact? Perhaps a tertiary source such as an encyclopedia article on the artifact, the time period it was created, on the artist/creator, or on the technique used to create the artifact would provide some needed background understanding. Maybe you are looking for interpretations or evaluations on your artifact, on your artist/creator, or the technique used to create it? Secondary sources would be really useful here. 

In this interactive lesson Types of Information This link opens in a new window below, students will examine types of publications and discover use cases for popular, professional/trade, and scholarly sources of information.

screenshot of types of information tutorial