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3. Selecting Good Information: Categorizing information by Publication Format

The video in the previous section showed us one way of categorizing information, by publication format. This relates to the physical or labor terms of production. If we categorize information this way, here are some more categories we might think of:

 

Books
Magazines/Journals
Newspapers
Articles
Conference papers
Web sites
Blogs
Documentary
Online videos
Podcast

This is certainly not an exhaustive list of publication types, but these are the common ones.

Why do these categories matter?


Activity

What information format best fits a need? Complete the Info Need activity.

 



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