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  1. 2. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Identify six reasons why you need information; </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the five steps of information-gathering process as shown in the Information Trail. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Why do we need information? <ul><li>Supplement and compliment your course module </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for discussions in classroom and for online tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Produce assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for oral and written examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Expand your subject knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfy your curiosity </li></ul>
  3. 4. Basic skills in using a library <ul><li>Information Retrieval Skills (IRS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locating and retrieving information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating and selecting information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICT Skills for Information Retrieval </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic databases (e-books and e-journals) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet websites </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. The Information Trail <ul><li>Step 1: Identify topic of assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Identify information resources and sources </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Apply search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: Evaluate and select information </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: Present the relevant information </li></ul>
  5. 6. Identifying and analysing topic of assignment <ul><li>Identify </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sub-topics </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Recognising Information <ul><li>Types of information resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chapters in a book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Types of information sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial electronic databases </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Search Strategies <ul><li>Author – to search using the author’s name </li></ul><ul><li>Title – to search using the title of the material </li></ul><ul><li>Subject – to use if you do not have information on author or title </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword – most efficient search strategy when you are not searching for specific items </li></ul>
  8. 9. Boolean Connectors <ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine more than one keyword </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow a search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires all words to be present </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine synonyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broaden a search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will search any of the words </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NOT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excludes a word </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Learning Skills: Information Gathering Process by Open University Malaysia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://oer.oum.edu.my. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.oum.edu.my.

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