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IDS 400 - Diversity

Course guide for students in IDS-400 to support the course concepts and research needs.

Using Primary & Secondary Sources


Using a variety of sources in your research projects is an important aspect of conducting a well rounded search inquiry. Different sources of information are created for different reasons and purposes. Analyzing your information need will help you determine what types of information sources might be most helpful. Typically in a research project, a good researcher will look at both primary and secondary sources of information. Watch the short video below to learn about these two types of information sources.

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