The Research Process: Books and Beyond
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The new 5th edition of The Research Process: Books and Beyond reflects changes that have taken place over the last few years in information storage and retrieval, particulary on the Internet.
The Research Process: Books and Beyond provides an introduction to the materials and services available in a typical library and discusses the ways information is organized. This text covers the principal tools for accessing information:
- Library catalogs
- The Internet
- Reference books
- Government publications
- Statistical sources
- Biographical sources
- Book reviews
- Literary criticism
- Literature in collections
The purpose of The Research Process: Books and Beyond is:
- to make you aware of the different kinds of information that are available in libraries and beyond.
- to provide you with a guide to the means of accessing information.
- to help you evaluate and use information efficiently and effectively.
How to Use This Book
About the Authors
Chapter 1 FORMATION SOURCES: LIBRARIES AND BEYOND
Chapter 2 THE RESEARCH PAPER
Chapter 3 SEARCHING ELECTRONIC SOURCES
Chapter 4 CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS AND CATALOGS
Chapter 5 THE INTERNET AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB
Chapter 6 EVALUATING INFORMATION SOURCES
Chapter 7 REFERENCE SOURCES
Chapter 8 PERIODICALS
Chapter 9 GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
Chapter 10 STATISTICAL SOURCES
Chapter 11 BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Chapter 12 BOOK REVIEWS, LITERARY CRITICISM, AND LITERATURE IN COLLECTIONS