100% Information Literacy Success

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-04-17
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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100% Information Literacy Success is the fourth text in the 100% Success series, and serves as a guide to the information literacy standards as described by the American Library Association. This text instructs students and professionals on developing crucial information skills to succeed in today's academic and professional environments. 100% Information Literacy Success is designed for use as both a comprehensive textbook as well as an easily accessible reference supporting readers beyond the classroom. Using hands-on learning activities and real-world applications, the text teaches readers how to determine the nature and extent of information needed to solve a problem, how to access the information effectively, how to evaluate the information found, how to use the information for a specific purpose, and how to effectively and legally communicate the information. Features of the text include critical thinking exercises, reflection questions, hints, and step-by-step research guidance- all of which help students understand and apply crucial skills while becoming comfortable with independent research and effective presentation methods. The 100% Information Literacy Success text is accompanied by an online companion, which contains student practice exercises, web resources, and tips for developing effective written documents and presentations. Instructor resources include lesson plans, quizzes, and power point presentations for each chapter.

Table of Contents

Chapter Title Introduction to Information Literacy Workplace Requirements of Employees
Information Literacy: An Overview Why is Information Literacy Important?
Steps in Effective Research
Chapter Title
The Main Research Question Focused Research Questions Primary and Secondary Information Library
Information Sources Books Reference Sources
Periodicals Multimedia Information Retrieval Systems Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) Databases The Internet
Chapter Title How Do You Find and Access Information?
Library Organization
The Library of Congress Classification System
The Dewey Decimal Classification System
The Superintendent of Documents Classification System Using Library Classification Systems
The Call Number
The Library Stacks Searching for Information Author Search Title Search Subject
Search Keyword
Search Boolean Operators Indexes Databases
Information Collection
Skimming and Scanning Highlighting Note-taking Photocopying
Chapter Title How Do You Evaluate Information?
Introduction Evaluating the Resource Publication Timeline
Journals and Magazines Evaluating Authority Author Publisher Sponsor or Owner
The Web Address Evaluating Currency Date and Edition of a Publication
Determining Currency of a Website Website Stability Evaluating the Content Intended
Audience Purpose and Scope Objectivity
Accuracy and Verifiability Overall Quality Evaluating Multimedia
Chapter Title Organizing Information
The Importance of Effective Information Organization Organization by Category or Concept Chronological Organization
Hierarchical Organization Presenting
Information Effectively Organizing Written Documents
Preparing Written Documents Organizing Graphics
Types of Graphics Organizing
PowerPoint Presentations Organizing Web Pages
Application and Uses of Organized
Information Proposals and Grants Technical Reports
Chapter Title Legal and Ethical
Issues Related to Information Intellectual Property Copyright Plagiarism Citing Information
Sources APA Style MLA Style Chicago Style Information and Privacy Issues
Information and Security Issues Communicating Information
The Communication Process Channels of Communication
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