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Long Descriptions of images in Guides: Types of Sources

Types of Sources


Books = In-depth, detailed coverage of a topic and background information.


  • Scholarly Journals = Up-to-date and highly specific for scholars and researchers.
  • Trade Publications = Targeted towards professionals in a discipline or industry.
  • Magazines = Broad summaries of issues for a general audience.

Newspapers = Up-to-date, national and regional information for a general audience.

Internet = Wide variety of information. Evaluate websites carefully.