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King/Chavez Scholars: Search Tools

What Tool Should I Use?

Search Tools

Search Tools:

What Source Type Do I Need?

The below chart will help you answer questions like these:

  • What type of source would be best for you to use to find the information you need?
  • Is the currency of a source important to your topic?
  • Does the date of a source need to be close to the time the event you are researching occurred?
  • Is in-depth coverage of your topic important?

On the same topic is a terrific video about the Information Life Cycle (2:34) from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.