Selecting Sources

What types of sources do I need
Understanding the information cycle will help you determine the source types you will need.

 Where will I find these source types?

Reference Sources
For definitions and background information on a topic:


For broad and in-depth examinations of a topic:

Academic Journals
Scholarly or peer-reviewed journals 
for original research articles:

Trade, Industry 
& Professional Publications 
for industry news, trends, and forecasts:

Popular Magazines 
& Newspapers
for general interest and news articles:

 Hot Topic Ideas


 Statistical Data

 Web Resources

Online Archives for Primary Sources
Web Directories and Guides