Information Literacy: Search Strategies, Tools & Resources for High School Students and College Freshmen

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Education - 186 pages
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Based on empirical research and written by an expert, this book provides the information a media specialist needs to teach information literacy skills in a meaningful, useful, and strategic manner.

Draws on learning theories, research, and AASL's position on information literacy using a tried and true approach.

Considers five types of learning: content understanding, problem-solving, metacognition, collaboration, and communication

Includes lesson plans, information literacy skills pre-test and post-test, scoring rubrics, and a checklist for evaluating online databases

Gives expert advice on teaching information literacy and making the transition between high school and college

A copy of this book will assist the media specialist in preparing students for their future, including college research. An annotated bibliography identifies and summarizes major works in the various aspects of information literacy and assessment techniques. Everything you need to know to prepare your students is included in this masterful second edition."

 

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User Review  - zoranaercegovac - LibraryThing

Revised to include more material useful to students facing early undergraduate-level research assignments, this edition also contains plenty of help for high school students and general readers trying ... Read full review

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The author has taught hundreds of college students in her career and has been concerned for a number of years that information literacy instruction needs to be taught intensively in the senior year of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to Basic Research Skills
1
Finding Search Words
21
Search Strategies
37
Fact Finding Words Concepts Events Places
49
Fact Finding People Reviews Criticism
59
Finding Works in Library Collections
71
Searching Evaluating Internet Sources
83
Finding Magazine and Newspaper Articles
101
Citing in Style and Summarizing
117
Bibliography
131
Appendices
138
Index
185
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Zorana Ercegovac is the founder and director of InfoEN Associates.

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