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Types of Information: Scholarly, Popular, or Trade?
In this second section, you will learn how to identify different kinds of information in order to answer your research question. You will learn about the purposes of three different types of information: popular, trade, and scholarly.
To learn how to find the right kind of information, work through the module below, completing the questions and quizzes at the end.
Click on the image below to go to the module. You will need to select the instructor's name (Christian Larson) and type in your eID as your user identifier.
Return to this guide to move on to the next page.
Using the right kind of information for your research is important to ensure you have best sources to answer your questions. If you need any help in trying to understand what kind of information you need, remember you can ask a librarian for help!
Next you will learn about using keywords and conducting a search strategy - click on the "Search Strategies" page tab to the left.