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ERIC Number: ED167134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Library Research: A Beginning Text in Bibliographic Searching.
Gebhard, Patricia
This manual is the textbook for a two-unit course for upper division students at a middle-sized university academic research library, the University of California Santa Barbara Library. The book introduces search strategy for finding information for a term paper. After discussing factual information about library collections, classification, card catalogs, and filing, the book presents search strategy to the students, including use of encyclopedias and dictionaries, finding book materials, finding current materials by identifying indexes and abstracts and learning their use, finding and using bibliographies, and evaluating materials located. The accompanying assignments require students to go through this search strategy step by step. In this way, they experience various techniques upon which to base decisions for searching for information in the future. The course is designed to develop the students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills in finding their way through the complexities of the contemporary academic research library or any library they might use in the future. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Barbara. University Library.
Note: Some pages are marginally legible due to print copy