In this book we aim to show that finding and using good quality information is a lot less difficult than you might think. Knowing how to use the resources available to you via libraries and the Internet efficiently brings much quicker, and better, results than trying to find information in a hit and miss kind of way, and doesn’t require advanced IT skills. Just follow the simple strategies outlined in this volume and you will gain the basic information-seeking skills that are all you need to get started.
As you become more confident, your ability to evaluate sources will develop too. You will surprise yourself not just by finding information, but by starting to ask yourself just how good that information is.
Table of Contents: Fundamental Aspects of Finding Information
Know your library
Know your IT
‘Do’s and ‘don’t’s: some legal and academic
Other media: DVDs, CDs, audiocassettes etc.
The Internet: how to find high-quality websites
Statistics and images
Patient information and health in the news
Information for evidence-based health care
National Library for Health