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View of Georgetown campus from the Virginia side of the Potomac

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INAF 180: Interface of Humans & Nature

Types of Literature

Types of information sources

  1. Journal articles
  2. Grey literature
  3. Popular news/blogs/etc.
  4. Reference information
  5. Other/misc.

1. Journal articles

  • Types:
    • Original research article (primary source)
    • Review article (secondary source)
  • Status
    • Pre-prints vs. published
    • Peer-review

2. Grey Literature 

  • Working papers
  • White papers
  • Government documents
  • Reports

3. Popular Sources 

  • News or magazine articles
  • Blogs/websites

4. Reference Entries (tertiary source)

  • Wikipedia
  • Other encyclopedias/dictionaries

5. Other/Misc.

  • Thesis and dissertations
  • Undergraduate research papers

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