Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9780226766119 Will Publish April 2021
An e-book edition will be published.

Information Now, Second Edition

A Graphic Guide to Student Research and Web Literacy

Matt Upson, Holly Luetkenhaus, C. Michael Hall, and Kevin Cannon

Information Now, Second Edition

Matt Upson, Holly Luetkenhaus, C. Michael Hall, and Kevin Cannon

136 pages | 7 x 10 | © 2021
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9780226766119 Will Publish April 2021
E-book $18.00 ISBN: 9780226766256 Will Publish April 2021
Today’s information environments are complex, and learning how to find relevant and reliable information online, as well as how to fact-check and evaluate that information, is essential. Enter Information Now, a graphic guide that uses humor and sequential art to teach students about information, research, and the web. 

This second edition of the popular guide incorporates critical analysis of information systems, asking students to think about the biases and problems in how databases and search engines are designed and used. It also addresses how different populations of people are disproportionally affected by the algorithmic biases built into information systems. And it includes revised critical thinking exercises in every chapter.

Written and revised by library professionals, Information Now is a fun and insightful tool for high school and college students, writers, and anyone wanting to improve their research skills.

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 for Library Resources: Understanding the Hunt for Information

4    Journals and Databases

5    Searching the Open Web

6    Evaluating Your Sources

7    Using Information Ethically



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