Information comes in many different formats and each type of resource has different uses:
|Books and eBooks||Thorough overview of a topic, good for background information and details. Your textbook is an example.|
|Journal Articles||Sometimes called academic or scholarly articles. Report on new research findings, critical analyses, and new ideas. Helpful for in-depth information on a topic.|
|Newspaper and Magazines||Short articles written for the general public. Often contain the most up-to-date information on a particular topic.|
|Websites||Websites can contain any information. Remember that anyone can create and upload information to a website, so always evaluate websites to make sure they are reliable and acceptable for your assignment.|
|Government Websites||Specific information, news, and statistics about a particular country. Look at the URL of a website to see if it is a government site, for example Canadian government websites have .gc.ca; UK is gov.uk; China is gov.cn.|
|Travel Guides||Detailed information about a location or tourism attraction.|
Always evaluate a resource to make sure it is appropriate for your assignment.