Repost: Intro to Library Research (slideshare)

By Monday, November 25, 2013 , No comments

An experimental introduction to research for undergraduate students. Obviously, tons of commentary, stories, examples, interaction, conversation ... would accompany the slides.


2. Research

3. Our Agenda Information Literacy The Research Process Research Resources

4. Information Literacy • Is not just a necessity, but a basic human right that 
promotes social inclusion in all nations. • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

5. Critical Thinking Skills • the ability to reflect critically upon and evaluate their own research strategies, • the tools used, • the resources found • and the context in which the resources were produced.

6. Text Text Text Where do I begin?

7. Research Process 1. Find and develop a topic 2. Find background information 3. Find books about your topic 4. Find newspaper and journal articles about your topic 5. Find Websites 6. Evaluate what you find 7. Cite the material you use

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Digging for information using EBSCO database : training session

By Wednesday, November 13, 2013 No comments
PTAR is organizing a training session for EBSCO database this coming 15th of November 2013.  This time around, all EBSCO products minus those covering medical titles will be highlighted by the instructor.   At the end of the session, you can expect to know more on the content of the varied products in the EBSCO range, and be able to conduct more fruitful and efficient searches. This session is aimed for the trainer, but lecturers or students are also welcomed. For that, we cordially invite you to be with us on:

Date    :  15th November 2013, Friday
Venue  :  IT Centre, PTAR 1 or PTAR Main Building
Time    :  10 a.m till 12 noon

Let us know if you're coming.

And see you there!!