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This book provides coverage of content and skills essential for those who intend positioning themselves in the academic or workplace environments that are globally connected and competitive - environments where information literacy is no longer a nice to have or recommended proficiency, but a life-long skill to be nurtured. This clear, well-structured text leads the reader through all aspects of information literacy and provides practical advice and relevant examples from a variety of international contexts. This is the updated, second edition of Information Society Survival Toolkit, which was extensively reviewed by respected academics from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and Denmark. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Information Literacy Chapter 2: Information sources and resources Chapter 3: Portals, gateways and library websites Chapter 4: Constructing a search query Chapter 5: Internet searching Chapter 6: Searching databases and online journals Chapter 7: Organising and retrieving information on your computer Chapter 8: Ethical and fair use of information Chapter 9: Referencing and reference techniques Chapter 10: Evaluating information and information sources Chapter 11: Writing assignments and research reports Chapter 12: 21st Century communication.
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Professor Theo Bothma is Professor and Head of the Department of Information Science at the University of Pretoria (UP). His teaching and research focus on information organisation and retrieval, web development and electronic publishing and curriculum development. He is the author or co-author of a number of publications and has presented numerous papers at South African and international conferences. He has chaired local conferences on Hypermedia, Publishing and Information Science and served on the organising committees for a number of prestigious international conferences. He is an advisory editor of Libri and Online Information Review. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IFLA/FAIFE World Report 2007 on freedom of access to information and freedom of expression. Dr Cosijn is a Senior lecturer in Information Science at UP. Her research interests include information seeking and retrieval, web-based information retrieval systems, social networks as knowledge management tools and cross language information retrieval. She has served on the organising committees for a number of prestigious international conferences. Professor Fourie is an Associate Professor in the Information Science Department at UP. She was previously a senior lecturer at the University of South Africa where she taught information organisation and retrieval. She currently teaches information literacy, information retrieval, information organisation and information seeking and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board on Online Information Review, The Electronic Library, Webology and Mousaion. Dr Penzhorn joined the Information Science Department at UP in 1999. She was formerly employed as a Social Sciences subject specialist at the Academic Information Service of UP and currently teaches information organisation and representation, reference work in the digital environment, and information and knowledge management at undergraduate level. Her research interest is Library 2.0, specifically the application of social networking and communication technologies in the academic library environment.
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