Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Books/ebooks, part of Information Literacy.
- So, how do you know which type of source…is best for your research?…Will you find the answer to your research question…in a book, an article, a newspaper or online?…Knowing what type of information you will find in a…variety of sources will help you make this decision,…depending on where you are in the information cycle.…Books are one of the first things that come to mind…when you think of a library.…There are two types of physical books:…circulating books, those you check out,…and reference books, a small number of books…that experience high use and must be used in the library.…
A growing number of books in print are also published…in electronic format, ebooks.…Books have greater depth and provide more information…on your topic than any other source of information.…Books can cover a topic in great detail.…Their scope can be fairly broad such as the history of…graphic design, or it can be narrowly focused to cover…something specific like corporate logos.…Most books are written by authors with expertise…in a particular subject and the text goes through…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
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4. Ethical Use of Information
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