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Teaching information literacy : a conceptual approach

Author: Christy Gavin
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A great challenge most new and experienced instructors face is to create and deliver diverse, dynamic instruction that provides students with the tools and knowledge they need to conduct research for their courses and carry those skills to the workplace. Teaching Information Literacy: A Conceptual Approach meets that challenge by providing teaching librarians and others who deliver instruction in information
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christy Gavin
ISBN: 9780810852020 0810852020
OCLC Number: 123968252
Description: vi, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : information vs. wisdom --
Selecting and narrowing topics --
Developing a thesis statement --
Basic Boolean search strategies --
Evaluating periodical literature --
Search strategies for periodical databases --
Organization of books in academic libraries --
Searching online library catalogs --
Researching book reviews --
Searching the Internet --
Evaluating Internet sources.
Responsibility: Christy Gavin.
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This book provides teaching librarians and others who deliver instruction in information literacy with fresh approaches to teaching specific concepts such as, developing a topic and thesis,  Read more...

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Gavin's book would be an excellent addition to most academic libraries. Public Services Quarterly, December 2008 Instructors will find this a useful resource. -- Cynthia Crosser Booklist, May 2008

 
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