Teaching the library research process

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Scarecrow Press, Apr 1, 2002 - Education - 189 pages
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A complete instructional program for introducing students to the process of library research, with ready-to-use activities and worksheets. Cloth edition 0-8108-2723-9 ̈ published in 1994. Paperback edition available April 2002.

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Kuhlthau translates the results of her studies on the library research process into a manual for library media specialists and teachers to be used with secondary students. It contains overviews of the ... Read full review

Contents

INITIATING A RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT
2
An Invitation to Research 11
11
Brainstorming and Discussing 18
18
Flow Chart of the Library Research Process 27
27
Time Line of the Research Process 41
41
Conferencing 48
48
FORMING A FOCUS
79
Time Line of the Research Process 90
90
Alternative Subject Headings 121
121
Using the Library Catalog 128
128
Using Current Sources of Information 135
135
PREPARING TO PRESENT
143
Adequately Supporting the Focus 152
152
Organizing Notes 158
158
Connecting and Extending 164
164
ASSESSING THE PROCESS
171

Discussion Groups 97
97
COLLECTING INFORMATION
103
Time Line of the Research Process 115
115
A Personalized Time Line 179
179
Conferences 187
187
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About the author (2002)

CAROL COLLIER KUHLTHAU has been on the faculty of school of Communication, Information, and Library Studies, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, since 1985. She has served as chair of the department and director of the Library and Information Science Master's Degree Program. She has had many awards including the American Library Association Jesse Shera Award for Outstanding Research, the Lazerow Distinguished Lectureship, Department of Library and Information Science, University of California, 1995, the Educational Media Association of New Jersey President's Award, 1997, and the American Association of School Librarians Distinguished Service Award, 2000. Her publications include many books, including the highly regarded first edition of the current book and numerous research articles.