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Student guide to research in the digital age : how to locate and evaluate information sources

Author: Leslie F Stebbins
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most perplexing aspects of research today is what to do when there's too much information on a topic. What then of the librarian, charged with teaching new generations to appreciate the search for intellectual wheat, especially when the chaff has greater appeal? The key, suggests Leslie Stebbins, is to impress upon students the importance of good filtering instincts and careful management of search  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie F Stebbins
ISBN: 1591580994 9781591580997
OCLC Number: 62152874
Description: xiii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Research and critical evaluation --
Finding books and ebooks --
Scholarly and popular articles --
Primary sources : online tools and digitized collections --
Biographical research --
Legal research --
Government documents and statistics --
Citing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and organizing references.
Responsibility: Leslie F. Stebbins.

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Provides an introduction to research and critical evaluation that can be followed for any assignment. This book focuses on specific types of information resources: when to use them, where to find  Read more...
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"This research guide seeks to clarify and simplify the overload of research options that exist, and to provide a best practices approach to discovering, evaluating, and using the best information Read more...

 
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