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Great Problems Seminar (GPS): Research Process

Great Problems Seminar (GPS) resources at the library

Research Process Overview

Diagram of the Research Information Cycle

Where find information

Types of Information Sources

Source types make up the scope of the literature you are searching. Common source types many of which can be in print or online) include:

  • Books that encompass a single work
  • Books that incorporate many works (encyclopedias, anthologies, etc.)
  • Journal articles (sometimes peer-reviewed)
  • Conference Papers
  • Technical Reports
  • Magazine articles
  • Websites (company/organization/government sites, blogs, etc.)