How to Find Information
- How do I find relevant information for my thesis, dissertation or report?
- How do I evaluate the relevance and quality of the information I find?
- How do I find the most up to date information in my subject area?
The book works systematically through the information-seeking process, from planning the search to evaluating and managing the end results. It suggests how to do this efficiently and effectively whilst using a range of sources including online bibliographic databases and the internet.
This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the use of new technologies in research by offering the most contemporary information on:
List of tables
List of abbreviations
Foreword to the first edition
The information gathering process
Making the most of a library
Finding information about existing research
The type and detail of information required
Discovering relevant materials
The online searching process
Obtaining the full text
Using the World Wide Web for research
Evaluation of resources
Intellectual property and plagiarism
The research community and keeping up to date
The changing landscape of research
Appendix 1: Using a library
Appendix 2: Formats of information sources
References and bibliography