Techniques for Student Research (2e) : 9780582808218

Techniques for Student Research (2e)

 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780582808218
ISBN 10
 
0582808219
Published
 
29/04/1996
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$69.99
 
 
 
Description
Techniques in Student Research provides students with the strategies and procedures essential for confident, efficient and effective information searching.
With students increasingly confronted by a mass of information it is vital they develop skills and systems for efficiently sourcing, evaluating and referencing all types of information. 
This is the indispensable guide for all students in the information age.
Table of contents
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgments
1.      Information content, information packages
2.      Reference works: finding facts fast
3.      Directories
4.      Biographical Dictionaries
5.      Encyclopaedias
6.      Dictionaries, thesauruses, and other word books
7.      Almanacs, statistics, handbooks and standards
8.      Maps and atlases
9.      Locating and selecting reference works
10.    Search strategies for research queries
11.    Consulting the experts
12.    Selecting information packages
13.    Choosing collections and services
14.    Identifying information sources
15.    Using library catalogues
16.    Retrieving information sources
17.    Using indexes and abstracting journals
18.    Using library catalogues
19.    Searching electronic finding aids
20.    Union lists and inter-library lending
21.    The Internet
Appendix 1 Problems in filing by alphabetical order
Appendix 2 Terminology related to the book
Notes
Index
New to this edition
  • Searching principles based on electronic as well as manual methods.
  • Essential information on the use of printed and electronic reference works, such as directories, biographical dictionaries, encyclopeadias, dictionaries, thesauruses, atlases and almanacs.
  • New sections covering online catalogues, CD-ROMs and the Internet.
  • Updated figures and flow charts presented in a larger format.
Author biography
  • Nancy Lane is the Development Officer at the Australian Academy of Science. She was previously Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Library and Information Studies at the University of Canberra.