2 Unpacking information [Recommended duration: 1 hour]

2.6 Shape of the literature

You will now be considering how information resources in specific subject areas relate to one another, and the importance of these different sources. This is referred to as describing ‘the shape of the literature’.

Note: some of the links provided are to library resources, which may require passwords. It is possible that your own university, college or organisation may be able to provide you with a password, so you will need to contact them direct for assistance.

[http://www.open.ac.uk/safari/php_pages/s02t06p010000.php]