State-of-the-Art Fact-Finding: New Ways to Find the Information You Need, Now

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Become "information literate" with this innovative and essential reference specifically designed to help consumers, businesspeople, students, and professionals research their way through today's information explosion. A clear, organized, format helps readers locate facts quickly and efficiently.
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Overview

Become "information literate" with this innovative and essential reference specifically designed to help consumers, businesspeople, students, and professionals research their way through today's information explosion. A clear, organized, format helps readers locate facts quickly and efficiently.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440504993
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Harnessing the Information Explosion 1
2 Preparing Your Research: Efficient Planning 10
3 The State-of-the-Art Library 27
4 When Print Resources Still Say It Best 52
5 Making the Government Work for You 79
6 Searching Off the Beaten Track 105
7 Unlocking Business Secrets 125
8 Dial an Expert 161
9 Going International 179
10 Information Brokers and Services 214
11 What You'll Need to Set Up at Home 229
12 Information from a Compact Disc 256
13 Boot It Up: Finding Purchasable Information Software 281
14 Going Online: Using Online Databases and Information Services 302
15 When the Information Keeps Hiding 339
16 Organizing Results 346
17 Time-Saving Tips and Advice 366
Appendix: Resources for State-of-the-Art Fact-Finding 375
About the Authors 391
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