Multcolib Research Picks: Doing research right
Annotation:Information literacy is the "ability to find, evaluate, and use information efficiently". This book will help you become better at finding the information that you need, for research or any question you might have!
Annotation:Where do you start when you're searching on the Web? After Google, I mean? This book groups various websites by type and describes the best ways to search each of them.
Annotation:This book is intended to help reference librarians enhance their skills, but it can be useful for anyone who needs to find answers to questions! It is organized by chapters for the different types of questions you might have (for example, questions about events and issues, or questions about lives of people).
Annotation:The research process (choosing a topic, making a research plan, gathering sources, etc.) is broken down in simple steps in this book. It also includes great tips related to the theory behind doing good searches.
Annotation:This classic book, written by a Library of Congress reference librarian, provides a systematic instruction in doing research, starting with encyclopedias and moving down to more specific sources for information.
Annotation:This book covers every aspect of the research paper process, from research to writing to revision. It includes several chapters on sources of information, including some unique and important primary sources like museums and historical sites.
Annotation:Along with lots of lists of different online search engines, this book has several chapters on different principles of web searching that are true no matter what website you are using.
Annotation:This e-book is always available to read online through the library. It was written as a reference book for librarians, but it can be useful for anyone who wants to be better at finding answers to questions.
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Books with general information about how to get started doing research, both in the library and on the Web. Research is a lot easier and more effective if you know what you're doing! - Ross B.