ERIC Number: ED317212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to the Stony Brook Library: A Self-Paced Workbook for LBR 150. 2nd Edition.
Baum, Nathan; And Others
Designed to acquaint students of the State University of New York at Stony Brook with the facilities and resources of their library, this self-paced workbook for developing basic research skills is designed for use by students enrolled in an introductory library course, LBR 150. The guide is organized into chapters dealing with types of library materials. Each chapter opens with a list of competencies the student will acquire through reading the chapter, and consists of an introduction explaining the materials covered, a set of questions and answers that serve to instruct the reader about the topic, and another set of review questions to be answered individually by students. Chapters cover: (1) an introduction to the library; (2) the author-title catalog; (3) the subject catalog; (4) encyclopedias; (5) subject bibliographies; (6) periodical indexes and abstracting services; (7) newspapers; (8) other approaches to researching current affairs; (9) government documents (including the Government Documents Catalog Service (GDCS) database on a compact disc); and (10) social and economic statistics. Sample catalog cards and other supplemental materials are interspersed with the text. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. Library.
Note: Revised and expanded by Richard Feinberg. For 1984 edition, see ED 269 038.