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Mastering information skills for the 21st century.


Mastering information skills for the 21st century.

Machet, Myrna.

U. of South Africa Press

259 pages



Intended primarily for the University of South Africa (Unisa) undergraduate student, this work proceeds from an explanation of the Dewey Decimal System (DDC) to an examination of the formats for providing references using the Harvard method. Guidelines for searching for information, through both printed resources and over the Internet make up the bulk of the book, but attention is also paid to skills like taking effective notes or writing good research papers. Each chapter begins with the planned student outcomes and a table of key concepts. Activities and case studies appear throughout, along with 75 figures. Examples, such as making effective use of a library portal or accessing useful Internet resources, are generally taken from Unisa or South Africa at large. Distributed in the US by ISBS. (A[c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Jun 1, 2012
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