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Information Sources: Information Cycle

This guide will assist you in choosing the best sources for your information needs.

What is the Information Cycle?

The information cycle is the progression of media coverage of a newsworthy event. Understanding it can help you determine what kind of information you are likely to find about your topic.

The Information Cycle

Winona State University. Krueger Library. (2020, February, 18). The information cycle [Video]. YouTube.

The Information Timeline


Lake-Sumter State College Libraries. (2021, August 31). The information timeline and types of sources [Video]. YouTube.

Information Timeline Graphic

Infographic of Information Cycle