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Start Your Research - A Self-Guided Tutorial

A tutorial to take you through the research process.

14 - Scholarly Information

Building the Pyramid of Scholarly Information

Understanding the timeline of producing scholarly information helps you to estimate how much and what kind of information you will find about a topic. As a scholar's expertise increases, the more focused and specific his or her research becomes.

Pyramid of Information: At the bottom = General information, days of expertise in the area of research and low contribution to academic literature ; Top of pyramid - highly specialized information in specific areas of research that has years of expertise in area of research and contributes greatly to academic literature