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How-To

Here you can find short introductions on how to navigate different library resources.

Information Cycle

Part 1: Introduction (2:44)

Part 2: Identifying Audience and Purpose (3:27)

Part 3: Information Availability (5:04)

Part 4: Matching Information Need to Available Information (3:10)

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Part 1: Introduction


An introduction to understanding that different types of information exist in different places and meet different information needs.


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Part 2: Identifying Audience and Purpose


Explains why identifying the intended audience and purpose is useful to better find useful information.


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Part 3: Information Availability


An overview of the different types of information that are available over time, and the audiences and purposes they intend to meet.


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Part 4: Matching Information Need to Available Information


Put together what you’ve learned to match available information with your information need to help you find better information faster.


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