Definition: Media is the plural form of the word medium. A medium is a way of communicating or transmitting information. So, media refers to all the ways in which we communicate information.
In libraries, there are two primary media we use to communicate information: print and electronic.
Each medium (print and electronic) is comprised of a variety of formats:
Books and articles are traditionally thought of as print sources, but now with the Internet, many printed resources are now available electronically. There has been much discussion about whether articles and books found online should be considered electronic sources or print sources. In the chart below, all books and articles are considred print resources.
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