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Learning Skills 7 Skills In Information Retrieval Slides

  1. 2. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Identify the various information sources i.e. OPAC, electronic databases and Internet. </li></ul>
  2. 3. OPAC <ul><li>OPAC or Online Public Access Catalogue – an electronic or online catalogue for materials available in a library (printed, audio-video, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Search strategies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Electronic Databases <ul><li>Bibliographic databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide basic bibliographic information or citations of items (author, title, year of publication, publishers, abstracts, descriptions of items, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Full-text databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide basic bibliographic information or citations and full-text of the items </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Searching on the Internet <ul><li>Internet search tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search engines – using single search engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meta search engines – using many single search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject directories – websites that are organised into a hierarchy of subject categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases – free databases </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Learning Skills: Skills in Information Retrieval 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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