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Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment. Chandos Information Professional Series

  • ID: 2827396
  • Book
  • August 2014
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

In the dynamic and interactive academic learning environment, students are required to have qualified information literacy competencies while critically reviewing print and electronic information. However, many undergraduates encounter difficulties in searching peer-reviewed information resources. Scholarly Information Discovery in the Networked Academic Learning Environment is a practical guide for students determined to improve their academic performance and career development in the digital age. Also written with academic instructors and librarians in mind who need to show their students how to access and search academic information resources and services, the book serves as a reference to promote information literacy instructions. This title consists of four parts, with chapters on the search for online and printed information via current academic information resources and services: part one examines understanding information and information literacy; part two looks at academic information delivery in the networked world; part three covers searching for information in the academic learning environment; and part four discusses searching and utilizing needed information in the future in order to be more successful beyond the academic world.

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Part 1 Understanding information and information literacy: Information in the digital age; Information literacy in the networked academic learning environment. Part 2 Academic information delivery in the networked world: Information networks in academic learning environments; Information delivery in academic learning environments. Part 3 Information search in the academic world: Academic information literature and sources; Academic information search: Strategies, methods and tools; Search information in academic libraries; Using information ethically and legally. Part 4 Academic information search in the future; Evolving academic libraries in the future; Academic information search in the future. Part 5 Making a success in the future: Making a success in the academic world; Making a success in the real competitive world.
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LiLi Li Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA.

Mr LiLi Li is Assistant Professor/E-Information Services Librarian at the Georgia Southern University, USA. Prior to that, he worked as a computer programmer and software engineer for several American business firms. Mr Li has published and lectured on library information technologies at state, national and international conferences.
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