Information Cycles

"Information Cycle" refers to the succession of sources that are created and disseminated after an event occurs. Understanding this cycle and knowing when and why an information source was generated, should help you choose appropriate sources for many of your research projects or questions.
Would you try to find a full length book to describe something that happened last week?

The cycle for current events differs from the cycle for academic research. And, the cycle is a guideline -- it doesn't always happen in the same way.

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