Skip to Main Content
UC Logo
Libraries | Ask the Libraries

AIS 3001-4099: Applied Interdisciplinary Studies

Starting point for Bachelor of Technical & Applied Studies (BTAS) Program research assignments.

Source Types

There are a variety of source types that you may encounter when working on your research for an assignment. The differences between these source types varies such as the depth of topic coverage, intended audience (e.g. academic, general), and purpose. Consider what source type will provide the information you need:

  • Latest information on a current event?  
  • ​Current research on the topic or issue?  
  • Opposing perspectives for an argument? 
  • Overview on the topic? 
Reminder: always review the assignment for any source requirements (e.g. age of source, type of source).

Information Timeline

Given the variety of source types, think about when the information was published on that topic. The Information Timeline video (3:28 minutes) reviews when various types of information are created.

University of Cincinnati Libraries

PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

Contact Us | Staff Directory

University of Cincinnati

Alerts | Clery and HEOA Notice | Notice of Non-Discrimination | eAccessibility Concern | Privacy Statement | Copyright Information

© 2019 University of Cincinnati

UCBA Library | UCBA College | UC Libraries