ERIC Number: ED429611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Finding the Right Path: Researching Your Way to Discovery. Professional Growth Series.
Sutter, Lynne; Sutter, Herman
Intended for use by teachers, librarians, parents, and elementary school students, this book provides 115 pathfinders to a variety of subjects to guide a student's research and broaden a child's interest base. Each pathfinder (i.e., collection of resources on a given topic) includes: a description of the subject; the Dewey Decimal numbers specific to that topic; search terms to use when researching the topic; a selection of nonfiction, reference, and fiction books; a list of World Wide Web sites appropriate for student or teacher use; a list of multimedia materials, including CD-ROMs and videos; and cross-references to related pathfinders. Following the pathfinders, is a section that provides an introduction to research methods and describes the Big6(TM) Skills problem-solving approach, the I-Search research method, and creating an alphabet book to discover and record information on a particular theme. Appendices include: a research methods and library skills bibliography; guidelines for researching on the Internet and evaluating Web sites; nontraditional citation methods; a list of periodical indexes for children's literature; and an annotated bibliography of children's magazines and their Web sites. Contains an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Dewey Decimal Classification, Elementary Education, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Multimedia Materials, Optical Data Disks, Printed Materials, Reading Materials, Research Methodology, Research Skills, Resource Materials, Student Interests, Student Research, Subject Index Terms, Videotape Recordings, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Media Staff; Parents; Practitioners; Students; Teachers
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