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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
In Eastern Cape
STEP 3: EVALUATE
STEP 4: Legal and ethical USE
STEP 5: COMMUNICATE
What is a museum?
The museum is another information resource and is a building or
portion of a building used for the storing, preservation, and exhibition
of objects considered to be of lasting value or interest, as objects
illustrative of antiquities, natural history, fine and industrial
(The new shorter
Oxford English dictionary, 1993)
definition of a museum. (This is an
What type of information is available at a museum?
Museums preserve or store objects, art, etc., that are
considered valuable and illustrative of antiquities. You will find certain
Museums which preserve objects, etc. covering a specific era or theme,
e.g. the District Six Museum, SA Maritime Museum, Jewish Museum, etc.
Useful web sites:
Click here to
see information about museums in the Eastern Cape.
For more information about museums (and
descriptions) in South Africa.