Research skills

Identifying information

Which sources will provide the information you need?

Choosing an appropriate source to meet your needs can save you time and help you get hold of the information that is relevant to you.

Information is made available in a range of formats. Below are links below to some of the information sources you are most likely to use, outlining their advantages and disadvantages.  (The book 'Introduction to information sources' opens in a new window).

Atlases and maps
Books
Conference papers
Dictionaries and thesauri
eBooks (Electronic books)
eJournals (Electronic journal)
Encyclopedias
Films
Journals
Magazines
Newpapers
Reports
Statistics
Television programmes
Websites