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UMST 401 - First Year Seminar (UNH Manchester): Information Creation as a Process

Information Creation as a Process

"Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method. The iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting product reflects these differences." - Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Types of Articles

When searching for articles, know what type of periodical it is.  This is because each type has its own purpose, intent, audience, etc. 


  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Research Journals

Helpful Tool

Ulrichsweb is an easy-to-search source which provides detailed information on more than 300,000 periodicals.

Online Timer

How is Your Information Created?

OkStateLibrary (2016, July 14). Inform your thinking: Episode 5 - How is your information created? [Video file]. Retrieved from

Licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.

The Information Timeline

Bothell Campus Library (2018, April 19). The information timeline as told by a baby elephant [Video file]. Retrieved from