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LS 102 Course Materials

Introduction to Information Research

Research Triangle

What type of information do you need for your research?

Each level of the research triangle indicates the TYPE and SCOPE of information you are trying to find and which search tools are most appropriate for that type and level of information resource.

This "research triangle" represents the basic structure of how libraries collect and organize information. If you know this basic structure, then you will be more successful in locating the information you need!