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Library information for distance students and programs

This guide provides information on library services for distance education students, faculty, and their programs.

Sources, sources and more sources

If you're new to academic research (or haven't done it in a while) the following page provides some information about the different kinds of materials you are likely to discover and use in the course of completing your degree, as well as some suggestions for finding relevant sources.

Determining if a source is relevant

Primary vs. secondary sources -- what's the difference?

Scholarly vs popular sources -- what's the difference?

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