ERIC Number: ED022068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-12
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Information Tools, Methods, and Resources in Science and Engineering.
This guide is a recapitulation of the substantive content of a one-and-a-half day course which was given before three groups of Federal scientists and engineers. The purpose of the course was to train and inform working scientists and engineers as to the most direct and efficient means of seeking and acquiring information. A problem-solving approach is taken, in which the type of information or information problem is discussed and then the means or tools for locating or solving it are presented. Chapters presented in this way are about sources of information about information, and information about on-going research and development results, current or recent research and development results, and past research and development results. Also included are descriptions of some of the nation's major literature and information resources, a presentation of methods of organizing personal index files to provide means of retrieving useful documents later, and a discussion of the major potential effects of the scientist and engineer on information tools and mechanisms. Appendices deal with the methods of gaining access to security classified documents; discuss ways and conditions for acquiring other types of government documents, such as patents and congressional documents; and present an annotated bibliography of fifteen items for further reading in information technology. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Herner and Co., Washington, DC.
Note: An addendum of 2 pages is included.