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USD Information Literacy Lessons: Page 6

The broad focus of these lessons is understanding sources of information, including examples that can help you learn how to access information sources at USD. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific element of information competency.

Rules of Thumb in Doing Research

  • Begin your research with general information sources and move to more specific ones as you learn more about your topic.
  • Use book sources (reference works and monographs) before you use periodical literature.
  • Use library resources (books and articles) before you go to the Web.

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