Information Lifecycle

Last Updated: 14 May, 2021 | Provide Feedback


When searching for information, it is important to understand how information is produced and disseminated in order to know what to search for and where to search. Understanding the information lifecycle will help you to better know what research is available on your topic and better evaluate the sources you find. After completing the tutorial below, you will be able to outline how an originating event is described over time and analyze different source types. 

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