Material that you use for study or for assignments can be drawn from from a wide range of different sources. No type of source is better than any other source. What sources you use should depend upon what you want to do The important thing to do is decide what sources are appropriate for you to use in any given situation. This section will describe more commonly used sources of information and look at their advantages and disadvantages.
After looking at this section you should be able to:
- distinguish between different types of information and information sources
- distinguish between scholarly and popular sources
- distinguish between primary, secondary and tertiary sources
- have an idea of what sources to use in different situations