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Before you start
STEP 1: STARTING out
STEP 2: FINDING
- Boolean Logic
- Phrase searching
Information finding tools:
- Databases (incl CD Roms)
- Dewey (DDC)
- Almanacs & yearbooks
- Grey literature
- Broadcast media
- Conference proceedings
- Government publications
STEP 3: EVALUATE
STEP 4: Legal and ethical USE
STEP 5: COMMUNICATE
Internet (as an information finding tool)
The Internet is the electronic gateway or route
to a large number of information sources everywhere in the world.
sources include billions of full-text documents, research reports,
training material, books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, newspapers,
games and many more. Some of the information on the Internet is free,
but some can be very costly.
To enable you to have access to these information sources, for example,
from home, you will need to connect your computer to the Internet via
(same principle as a telephone line). You will receive a monthly account
for the time you spend on the Internet (this is if you have a PC at home
that is connected).
Internet facilities are also available in your Library - ask your Librarian
for help. These facilities might be free or at a specified cost.
How to use the Internet will be discussed in more detail under the heading "Information
Sources" in step 2.