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1. Basics


a. Overview

The information sphere can be viewed from many different, overlapping points-of-view. For example, common concepts like fiction and non-fiction, speech and writing, or broadcasting and print divide information into broad categories that can be helpful in understanding, evaluating, and organizing it. We start by looking at three of these points-of-view as a context for doing research as well as the dissemination of information.

  • Basic understanding of the Internet
  • Distinguish scholarly from popular communication
  • Distinguish primary from secondary information sources
  • Recognize information cycles






a. Overview

b. Internet

c. Popular & Scholarly

d. Primary & Secondary

e. Info. Cycles




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