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Chapter 3

  1. 1. Chapter 3How Do You Find and Access Information?
  2. 2. Chapter Topics • Library Organization • Using Library Classification Systems • Searching for Information • Collecting InformationCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3|2
  3. 3. The Big Picture Now that you are aware of the resources available to you, Chapter 3 addresses methods for finding, accessing, and collecting information in an efficient and effective manner.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3|3
  4. 4. Learning Objectives • Use several techniques to efficiently search for relevant information efficiently. • Identify several common sources for information. • Use library resources to find and access information. • Explain the importance of having a method for collecting information.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3|4
  5. 5. Case In Point Questions • What specific kinds of skills do you think Danielle needs to develop in order to complete the school project? • How would you plan to do this research? What specific steps would you follow?Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3|5
  6. 6. Library Terms • Library catalog: The log or register of all the items in the library. • Bibliographic item: A library item. • Card catalog: A physical file cabinet in the library used to house physical cards to document library items. • Catalog record: A document holding the library item’s relevant information.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3|6
  7. 7. OPACs • OPACs catalog the holdings of a specific library or library system. • OPACs do not catalog information within a specific library holding. • OPACs do not catalog all of the items in a library. • OPACs allow for searching using several criteria.Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3|7
  8. 8. Other Library ResourcesCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3|8
  9. 9. Using Digital Libraries • Advantages – Convenient hours – Access from anywhere – Multiple users – Length of time a book can be “checked out” – Generally no fees – Online chat capabilityCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3|9
  10. 10. Library Classification Systems • The Library of Congress Classification System • Dewey Decimal Classification System • Superintendent of Documents Classification System 10Copyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 10
  11. 11. Library of Congress Classification SystemCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 11
  12. 12. Dewey Decimal SystemCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 12
  13. 13. The LC Call NumberCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 13
  14. 14. The DDS Call NumberCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 14
  15. 15. The LC Shelf OrderCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 15
  16. 16. The DDS Shelf OrderCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 16
  17. 17. Searching for Information • Author search • Title search – Michener – Michener, J – The DaVinci Code – Michener, James – DaVinci Code – DaVinci • Subject search • Keyword search – Animal ethics – Animal ethics – Shakespeare, – Ethics WilliamCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 17
  18. 18. Boolean Operator: ANDCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 18
  19. 19. Boolean Operator: NOTCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 19
  20. 20. Boolean Operator: ORCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 20
  21. 21. Boolean Operator: AND and ORCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 21
  22. 22. Citation Example for PeriodicalCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 22
  23. 23. Information Collection • Skimming • Scanning • Highlighting • Note-taking • PhotocopyingCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 23
  24. 24. Chapter Summary • Library Organization • Using Library Classification Systems • Searching for Information • Collecting InformationCopyright 2012 Wadsworth © Cengage Learning. All rights reserved. 3 | 24

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