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Science Information Cycle: Topic Overview


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Need an Overview on a Topic?

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not authoritative
published research
established information
brief descriptions


  • Generally contain overviews of topics and disciplines, histories of subjects, and established information in a field.


  • Encyclopedias have brief descriptions for a topic and might lead you to other further information sources.
  • Wikipedia does often contain appropriate overviews; however, it is not authoritative on the subject.

Literature Review Articles

  • Dedicated to reviewing all significant published research on a given topic.
  • Will provide you with additional journals articles on the topic.

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