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How to Find Information

How to Find Information - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0335214280

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ISBN13: 978-0335214280
ISBN10: 0335214282 Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 2005
International: No

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How to Find Information - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0335214280

Sally Rumsey

ISBN13: 978-0335214280
ISBN10: 0335214282 Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

What's the best way to find the information I need for my thesis / dissertation / project? How do I evaluate the relevance and quality of the information? How can I keep up to date in my subject? Anyone setting out to research a topic whether undertaking a project report dissertation or PhD needs to find appropriate resources to inform their work and support their arguments. This book enables researchers to become expert at tracking down accessing and evaluating information.The book works systematically through the information-seeking process from planning the search to evaluating and managing the end results: Formulating a search strategy to find and evaluate the most relevant resources Guidance for using online bibliographic databases and the Web Includes referencing copyright plagiarism and keeping up with new developments in your field This concise and contemporary book covers all major areas of information seeking and selection for researchers. Written by an information professional it is invaluable for anyone researching a topic including academics and students public and government researchers and researchers in the private sector.

Author Bio

Sally Rumsey is E Services Librarian at the London School of Economics and Political Science and formerly Academic Liaison Co-ordinator for the School of Arts at the University of Surrey Library

Table of Contents

List of figuresList of tablesList of abbreviationsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgements

1. The information gathering process

2. Using a library

3. Formats of information sources

4. Identifying the information need

5. Finding information about existing research

6. Resource discovery

7. The online searching process

8. Citation searching

9. Resource location

10. Using the World Wide Web for research

11. Accessing materials

12. Evaluation of resources

13. Citing references

14. Keeping records

15. Intellectual property and plagiarism

16. The research community and keeping up to date

17. The changing landscape of research

Glossary

References and bibliography

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