Finding information is one thing: working out what information is required in the first place, knowing where to look for it, how to recognize it when it is discovered, how to get hold of it, and then what to do with it are equally necessary.
This book works through the skills and tools required by the researcher to achieve these ends. It deals mainly with electronic services and resources, although other formats are included.
The content is built on the following framework:
• deciding what information is required
• finding details of what is available
• obtaining the required information
• managing and using that information
The building blocks for information seeking are explained and a controlled, logical approach to information gathering is expounded.