ERIC Number: ED414975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Information Literacy: Search Strategies, Tools & Resources.
This book was created to teach information literacy. It takes a user-centered perspective in using information technology as a tool to accomplish a variety of tasks and is divided into a series of nine interrelated yet independent chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction to basic concepts, focusing on fundamental models of information sources and the use of library terminology. Chapter 2 teaches how to cite sources in a work, evaluate information, and use library vocabulary. Chapter 3 explains how to search digital libraries on the Internet and learn the language of Web sources and authoring tools. Chapter 4 explores information access tools such as subject searches and classification systems, like those of the Library of Congress. Chapter 5 provides various search strategies and terminology. Chapter 6 discusses the use of online library catalogs. Chapter 7 teaches how to search for periodical indexes and abstracts and seek online "help." Chapter 8 discusses different types of factual reference sources such as dictionaries and encyclopedias. Chapter 9 covers evaluating and using biographical sources, reviews, and criticism. Contains appendix of sources and index. (YKH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Networks, Information Retrieval, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Technology, Information Utilization, Instructional Materials, Internet, Library Skills, Online Searching, Search Strategies, Textbooks, User Needs (Information)
InfoEN Associates, P.O. Box 66276, Los Angeles, California, 90066; telephone: (310) 391-3923 ($34).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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