LIS1001: Resource Types

What are Popular Sources?

Popular sources are typically written for a general audience for information and/or entertainment.  For our class, we will consider magazines, newspapers and trade publications as popular sources. 

While typically not used in research papers, they still can be useful to a university audience for a few reasons. 

  • Getting ideas for a topic
  • Background information
  • Sources of opinion
  • Very current information for when it is published