Learning to Learn: A Guide to Becoming Information Literate / Edition 1

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This updated edition has been expanded to explain five types of search engines (free text, index- or directory-based, multi- or metasearch, natural language, and resource or site-specific search engines) and how they can work for you and your users. Full explanations and examples of exploiting search tools through relevance ranking and search term choices are offered. The text is laid out for easy use during search sessions and includes helpful screenshots, sidebars, icons, and searching tips.
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Editorial Reviews

Language arts teachers and librarians who have been searching for a text to use in teaching information literacy skills or technology teachers who have wanted a guide for explaining effective Internet searching skills will find an answer to their needs in this book. Designed to be used as a textbook or self-study guide, it includes exercises in each chapter that readers can complete to reinforce the lessons taught. This short but well-written book provides readers with a systematic and thoughtful way to approach any search for information. The author deals with issues such as planning a search, the importance of the library, using Internet resources, Boolean strategy, copyright, and plagiarism. The information is provided in short chapters, each with a list of further readings or excellent Web sites to access for further information. As an added bonus, the publisher provides a Web site at http://www.neal-schuman.com/riedling that includes all the links mentioned within the text. Especially good are Riedling's chapters on using the Internet, including tips on how to better define terms and how to evaluate the sites found. Give this book to students, parents, or anyone who uses the Internet for information. The book explains how to go from 10,000 hits to a focused search that saves time and energy. Riedling usefully provides students who are writing research papers with everything they need to go from clueless to informed, ensuring that they can produce a cohesive written paper that gives proper credit to the sources they used. Glossary. Index. Illus. Further Reading. 2002, Neal-Schuman, 130p,
— Chris Carlson
School Library Journal
With the technological revolution, the ability to be information literate has become essential. Riedling addresses that need with this practical guide to the research/learning process. Chapters lead researchers step-by-step through the information maze to find what they are looking for. Numerous URLs and exercises are included, as is material on copyright, plagiarism, and basic citation styles. Though written in a sequential manner, each chapter can stand alone to address a particular aspect of information literacy. The section on evaluating Web sites is particularly valuable. As an added bonus, all mentioned sites are updated and hyperlinked at the publisher's Web site. This is a practical guide for all librarians, but particularly for those teaching research skills.-Jessica Foster, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555704520
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Teens @ the Library Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 130

Table of Contents

List of Figures
A Note to Instructors
1 What Does It Mean To Be Information Literate? 1
2 I Am Ready To Research. Where Do I Start? 11
3 How Do I Find the Information I Need? 21
4 How Can the Library Help Me? 35
5 There Is So Much Information on the Internet. Where Do I Begin? 45
6 How Do I Know If What I Read Is the Truth? 61
7 What Are Copyright and Plagiarism All About? 79
8 How Do I Give Credit to the Creator of the Information I Use? 93
9 Now That I've Finished the Research, How Do I Write the Paper? 105
Webliography 115
Glossary 117
Index 123
About the Author 129
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2002

    This book covers it all!

    This book is an extremely useful and user-friendly text regarding all aspects of information literacy. It includes succinct, current information regarding such topics as: evaluation of web sites, plagiarism, citation sourses, how to use a library effectively, search engines, the Invisible web, subject directories, and so on. It is appropriate for basically anyone...anyone wanting to know how to find answers...to be lifelong, independent learners.

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