ERIC Number: ED237101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
INFOQUEST: A Research Strategy Approach to Locating Information.
Originally developed by Utah State University's Merrill Library and the English Department's Writing Center, INFOQUEST includes a gameboard, 18 factsheets, and 16 worksheets. These materials were designed to (1) present basic information-finding techniques in a simple, comprehensive, and enjoyable manner; (2) help freshman students plan and implement successful information searches; and (3) relate students' individual information needs to the necessary overall information retrieval strategy. Although the approach was specifically developed for use in Merrill Library, basic principles are applied in strategies which can be used in other libraries. The factsheets, which are numerically arranged to correspond to spaces on a game board, cover the following topics: research strategy, library services, locating materials in Merrill Library, choosing a topic, subject headings, background information, books, articles (magazines and journals), government documents, current events, biographies, critical reviews, statistics, microforms, computer searches, evaluating an information source, and information resources. Worksheets are provided for all but the final two factsheet topics. A citation summary sheet is included to assist students in preparing a bibliography for a final research paper. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Merrill Library and Learning Resources Program.
Identifiers: Computer Searches; Utah State University