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Information Literacy Course Visit your Library: Sunday to Thursday 7.30am to 10pm Closed Friday Saturday 9am to 5pm Or call the friendly staff on: Ext 377 for Service Desk, Ext 389 for the Librarian. Module 4 Using Encyclopedias

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information literacy course
Information Literacy Course

Visit your Library:

  • Sunday to Thursday 7.30am to 10pm
  • Closed Friday
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm

Or call the friendly staff on:

  • Ext 377 for Service Desk,
  • Ext 389 for the Librarian.
module 4 using encyclopedias
Module 4 Using Encyclopedias
  • How to identify the different sections of an encyclopedia, and
  • How to use and identify information in an encyclopedia.

In this session, you find out:

encyclopedias
Encyclopedias

Can be used to find information about almost any topic. You will find:

  • written information
  • maps
  • charts
  • photographs
  • drawings
using encyclopedias
Using Encyclopedias
  • Encyclopedias are arranged alphabetically.
  • That means you would choose the "B" volume for information about Bahrain or Beirut.
encyclopedia index
Encyclopedia Index
  • In general encyclopedias, the index is usually a single volume which will direct you very quickly to the exact pages you need. Using the index is often a quick way to find the information you need.
locating information quickly
Locating Information Quickly
  • You don\'t have to read the entire article.
  • Encyclopedia articles are designed to be scanned quickly for key information. That\'s why they include sub-headings and "fast facts" or "facts in brief."
fast facts
Fast Facts
  • This example tells us that the UAE\'s capital is Abu Dhabi, its estimated population is 2.5 million, and its "chief products" include petroleum.

These are lists of key information.

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