10 English


Sources of Information


An information source is anything that might inform a person about something or provide knowledge of it. Information can come from different sources such as people, television or radio, newspapers, books, journals and magazines, encyclopedias, and web pages. Different types of questions require different sources of information. The type of information you need will change

depending on the question you are trying to answer.


A. These are collections of articles and pictures about various topics of popular interest and current events. Usually these articles are written by journalists or scholars.



Study the following examples of common sources of information and do the activities that follow.



  1. These are collections of articles about current events usually published daily. Since there is at least one in every city, it is a great source of local information.



  2. These cover virtually any topic, fact or fiction. This is one of the most common sources of information used by many people.



  3. These are collections of short, factual entries. There are two types of these called general and subject. General ones provide overviews on a wide variety of topics while the others contain in-depth entries focusing on one field of study.



  4. This allows you to access information on the Internet through a browser. One of the main features of this is speed. This contains information beyond plain text. It includes sounds, images, and video.


  5. This is an organized and searchable collection of online records of every item in a library.


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