DEFINING Your Information Need

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Defining your information need may be the most important part of research. This module will help you define your information need by teaching you strategies to develop your topic and by familiarizing you with the different types of print and electronic information sources that are available.
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After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • formulate questions based on your information need
  • develop a research plan and timeline
  • explore general information sources to increase familiarity with a topic
  • describe ways to develop and refine a research topic or question to achieve a manageable focus
  • identify key concepts and terms that describe the information need
  • identify different types, formats and uses of information sources

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