University of Nizwa. Information overload. Are we suffering from information overload Yes, Where do I begin to look? Why, When, and how to use different type of sources and how to select the best sources for our needs
Information and knowledge provider
Are we suffering from information overload
Yes, Where do I begin to look?
how to use different type of sources and
how to select the best sources for our needs
Finding, evaluating, and using information and information resources effectively
international, national and local events,
editorials, commentaries, and opinions
Government - federal to local
expert and popular opinions, finding quick facts
Is every thing on the internet?
Look at the Websites.
Evaluate them keeping in mind accuracy and objectivity, author's credentials, and currency of the site.
Online Reference Tools
an, and, by, for, from, of, the, to, with
Most specific concept first
Controlled vocabulary: subject headings, descriptors, index terms
(Ι) Teachers, instructors, educators, tutors, docents, professors, lecturers
(ΙΙ) Cancer, tumor, neoplasm
Truncation & Wildcards
Boolean- AND, OR and NOT determine logical relationships between terms
Assignment: “Side effects of Chemotherapy in Lung cancer”
You could narrow the topic of Cancer even more by adding a sub-topic. Cancer
(Chemotherapy in lung cancer)
(Side effects of chemotherapy in lung cancer)
It is helpful to write out your topic as a sentence or a question. Let's say the question that most interests you is:
What are the Side effects of chemotherapy in lung cancer ?
Most important first
Hands on practice:
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