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Categories of Information

Categories may be based on:

  • Order produced
    • primary (first-hand account)
    • secondary (interpretation of first-hand)
    • tertiary (summarised, abstracted or indexed e.g., database, catalogue, guide book)
  • Intended audience
    • scholarly
    • reference
    • popular
    • trade
  • Format
    • print
    • digital
    • audiovisual
    • multimedia

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