WS 101: Introduction to Womens Studies: Search for Resources

The Information Cycle

When an important event occurs, information covering the event is produced in stages. Starting with the first eyewitness report on the scene and continuing through various media and formats, this process is called the information cycle. Understanding it can help you evaluate sources based on where they fit in the process. Watch a 2-minute video that illustrates this idea using Hurricane Katrina as an example.

Brainstorming Keywords from Your Topic

This 2-minute video explains how to turn your topic into keywords that you can use to search library databases.

Library Catalog Tour Video