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Flow of Information

Flow of Information

This site explains how information about an event is created, documented and disseminated within days of the event's occurrence to years after it happened and how researchers can find information on the event. The site demonstrates the flow of information, and thus the cycle of publication, by taking an event and following it forward as time progresses. Along the way, it explains the differences between popular magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, books, and Web sites. Self tests are included along the way. The final page sums up all the previously discussed information with a table that includes a timeline, list of types of sources and links to suggestions where researchers can locate those sources. Quick, informative, effective and easy to use, with appealing graphics.
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Laurie Borchard
Laurie Borchard (Librarian)
4 years ago

There is a lot of really great content in the site and it's explained in a simple, easy to understand language. The only problem I have is that this is really text heavy and I think there are a lot of missed opportunites for a more visual presentation of content. When I saw the title flow of information I was expecting at least one info graphic demonstrating this flow. That being said I still recommend it because it's very comprehensive and a great resource for students and fellow librarians.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes
Sally Robertson
Sally Robertson (Librarian)
4 years ago

This is an excellent tool for teaching students how news and information is published. It goes from daily news services to information that is published in books 10 years later.

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Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 20 min.