Concise Guide to Information Literacy by Scott Lanning

By Scott Lanning

The American Library organization defines "information literacy" as "a set of talents requiring members to acknowledge whilst info is required and feature the power to find, review, and use successfully the wanted information." The Concise consultant to info Literacy offers scholars the instruments they should boost these talents, together with the hunt strategies and review tools that would aid them pinpoint what really is academically sound information.

Using the organization of faculty and examine Libraries' info Literacy Competency criteria for better schooling as a framework, this much-needed sourcebook covers all of the significant features of the knowledge literacy method. for college students, it's a ready-to-use advisor that explains what info literacy is, why it's so very important, and the way to place it to take advantage of in either print and on-line learn. For academics, it's a beneficial lecture room source which may function the root for a knowledge literacy direction, a supplemental textual content, or a convenient reference for study in any subject.

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Refining the Search When you search a database, chances are your first search will not be perfect. It will retrieve either too many or too few items. Knowing how a search works allows you to quickly refine your search. 10 we have entered a search that found too few items. To use the worksheet, you Or together all the words in one row, then you And together each of the rows. This worksheet is based on the advanced search screens you will see in a number of databases and represents the way you should use the advanced search screen.

Vocabulary books news sources current information popular information historical information primary information indexes publishing information access reference sources information need research question information process scholarly information journals secondary information magazines time to publication Questions What is an information need? How do you refine your research question? What are the three broad categories of knowledge? What is the information process? What are the differences between primary and secondary information?

Economic impact Research Question What impact has climate change had on marine mammal populations? 3: Topic and Aspects Worksheet. Chapter 2: The Information Need and Types of Information 19 This page intentionally left blank C H A P T E R 3 Finding Information You will be searching databases to find the information you need to answer your research question. In this chapter, we will talk about databases and how to find the information you need quickly and effectively. Your library has access to a number of different databases.

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