ERIC Number: ED359948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to the Stony Brook Library: A Workbook for LBR 150. Third Edition.
Feinberg, Richard; And Others
This workbook introduces students at the State University of New York at Stony Brook to the main campus library system and teaches basic research skills. The workbook is divided into 10 sections: (1) introduction to the Stony Brook library; (2) how to find books by title or author using the Stony Brook Automated Retrieval System (STARS); (3) how to search STARS by subject to find material on specific topics, including how to consult the Library of Congress List of Subject Headings; (4) how to use general and specialized encyclopedias; (5) how to locate and use subject bibliographies; (6) using periodical indexes, book and article abstracts, and computerized information retrieval; (7) the scope of the library's newspaper collection and how to find topics in these newspapers; (8) use of news digests, almanacs and other publications to research current affairs and to locate biographical information about contemporary figures; (9) the library's government documents collection and how to use aids to locate specific documents; and (10) types of statistical questions that can be answered in a library and tools for statistical research. Each chapter contains review questions, an answer key, and sample questions from the course practicum examination. (KRN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook. Library.