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Types of Information Sources

You have access to many types of information sources at WSU Libraries. the most common sources used by students are articles from periodicals (which include journals, newspapers, and magazines), books, encyclopedias, and web sites. There are even more types not listed here: music, videos, masters theses, manuscripts, photographs, etc. Ask a librarian if you need help finding sources.

Click on the image of each information source to learn more.
journal cover newspaper
magazine cover 
Journal articles
Newspaper articles
Magazine articles

books encyclopedia cover  World Wide Web image 
Book chapters Encyclopedia articles Web sites

Search tools are used to find these information sources.