The World Wide Web is one of the biggest, and rather decisive development, if not the most important of all. It has made everything possible anywhere. There are tons of website out there that help and fix whatever problem anybody might have, but personall
A good source of information on various hot topics is the database CQ Researcher (Plus
Archive), available from the Indexes and Databases link on the LSU Libraries main web page.
This database contains lengthy reports on various topics, such
A major reason for doing library research is to develop theses and arguments that support
those theses. These theses and supporting arguments usually become parts of an
argumentative essay, which is something that college freshman typically must
Assignment 8 LIS 1001
Below are five letters to the editor from the New York Times. A thesis follows each letter. For each
thesis, re-state the thesis and support it with one or more sentences or part of a sentence from the letter,
using quotation marks t
Up to this point, weve been mainly working on skills having to do with finding information.
Now we need to spend some time talking about evaluating information once youve found it.
There are a few main criteria for evaluating information, althoug
In this lesson I want us to get some practice with a couple of periodical databases other
than Academic Search Complete.
One of the best periodical databases for doing research of scientific journals is called
Web of Science. (It also goes by the
A lot of important research is published in journals. Its safe to say that, because of the
flexibility of the length of journal articles and the relative speed with which they can be
published, journals are the preferred type of publication for
We all know that the titles of books dont always make it clear what the book is about.
Heres a clear example of this fact. There is a book by Don Reid called Have a seat,
please. It might surprise you, just based on this title, to find that this
A useful tool for doing searches in databases, such as our Library catalog, is what are
called Boolean operators. The three Boolean operators are and, or, and not. These
operators are used to combine terms to more accurately and effectively sear
Books in the Library are located by their call number. To be able to use call numbers
effectively, you need to be acquainted with the four major classification systems, each of
which has its own type of call number. These four classification sys
1. The government should not relax the limits for truckers driving hours. An exemplary
point is that, Knowing that sleep deprivation leads to procedural impairments
comparable to alcohol intoxication, relaxing the limits for t
1. a. Farid, Mona. Economics of information in education. Syracuse, N.Y; ERIC
Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse University, School of Education,
b. ED 1.310/2:253255
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