A Graphic Guide to Student Research
Information Now is an innovative approach to information literacy that will reinvent the way college students think about research. Instead of the typical textbook format, it uses illustrations, humor, and reflective exercises to teach students how to become savvy researchers. Students will learn how to evaluate information, to incorporate it into their existing knowledge base, to wield it effectively, and to understand the ethical issues surrounding its use. Written by two library professionals, it incorporates concepts and skills drawn from the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and their Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Thoroughly researched and highly engaging, Information Now offers the tools that students need to become powerful consumers and creators of information.
Whether used by a high school student tackling a big paper, an undergrad facing the newness of a university library, or a writer wanting to go beyond Google, Information Now is a powerful tool for any researcher’s arsenal.
INTRODUCTION: INFORMATION OVERLOAD
1 THE PROCESS: STEPS TO FINDING AND USING THE RIGHT INFORMATION. ANYTIME. ANYWHERE.
2 HOW INFORMATION IS ORGANIZED AND FOUND: THE BASICS
3 SEARCHING AND LIBRARY CATALOGS: UNDERSTANDING THE HUNT FOR INFORMATION
4 JOURNALS AND DATA BASES
5 SEARCHING THE OPEN WEB
6 EVALUATING YOUR SOURCES
7 USING INFORMATION ETHICALLY
Upson, Hall, and Cannon might not save the world with this book, but they are definitely saving the sanity of overwhelmed undergraduates facing their first college papers. Highly recommended for academic library collections and classroom instruction."