Types of Sources

It is important that you use a variety of resources when you are researching. This is so that you can learn about a variety of perspectives and gain a broader understanding of your issue or topic.

The AtL skills you are using:

  • Access information to be informed and inform others
  • Find information in different media
  • Read a variety of sources for information and for pleasure
  • Collect research from a variety of print and digital sources
  • Utilize different media to obtain different perspectives
  • Identify primary and secondary sources
  • Demonstrate awareness of the effects of different modes of information representation and presentation
  • Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on their appropriateness to specific tasks
  • Locate, organize, analyse, evaluate, synthesize and efficiently use information from a variety of sources and media
  • Use a variety of technologies and media platforms to source information including social media and online networks
  • Utilize different media to obtain perspectives