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Library Services for High School Students: Finding information for your assignments

Guide for library resources available to high school students

Types of information sources

There are many different places you can look to find information for your assignments. Where you look will depend on the types of information you are looking for. 

The table below lists some common types of information sources, as well as whether you can use them in your assignments, and where to look to find them.

Types of resources Are they suitable to use in your assignments? Where can you look to find them?
Books Yes NewCat+
Websites Sometimes, after evaluation. Google
Encyclopaedias Yes Google, NewCat+
Newspaper articles Sometimes, after evaluation. NewCat+
Journal articles Yes NewCat+
Trade magazines Yes NewCat+
Blog posts Sometimes, after evaluation. Google
Government reports Yes Google
Wikipedia No Google

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