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Sources: Scholarly, Popular, Trade, Primary, Secondary

Information about different types of sources.

Information Timeline

Information Timeline graphic

Adapted from Evaluating Sources: Information Timeline by UW Bothell & Cascadia College, University of Washington Libraries.

Information timeline - information creation cycle

  • Information is produced immediately after an even occurs.
  • It typically starts on social media and in the news.
  • As time passes, facts are verified and more information is understood about the event.
  • Over time, more analysis of what happened, why, and the context of the event are shared through different types of sources.

The type of information needed will depend on the project and the class. 

Created by Kellie Tilton, July 3rd, 2019. University of Cincinnati Libraries Media Space.

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