Information Resources

Understand the publishing process and the different types of information you might need in higher education research.

The Information Timeline HANDOUT

A visual outline of the information cycle – key to understanding when information may be available, and who are likely to be the authors. Who publishes information, and when, can affect the authority and credibility of the information. Resource: U102 Download: Information Timeline HANDOUT

Popular and Scholarly Sources VIDEO

A clear video describing what popular and scholarly articles are, and when each of them is good to use. Students will be able to recognize the different types of information in these sources. Produced by the College of San Mateo, US. Video is 5:20 min. Resource U103.

General introduction to HCT Libraries VIDEO

This is a quick video introduction to all HCT libraries – welcome to the information hub of the colleges.  Video is 1:17 min.  Resource #U10. Download:  General Introduction to HCT Libraries  

The Information Cycle VIDEO

When students don’t understand the information cycle, they can waste time searching for information in the wrong places. This short video describes this issue clearly. Produced by George Mason University Libraries, US. Video is 4:53 min. Resource U100.