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  1. 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.

  2. 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:

  3. Encyclopedias Can be used to find information about almost any topic. You will find: • written information • maps • charts • photographs • drawings

  4. Using Encyclopedias • Encyclopedias are arranged alphabetically. • That means you would choose the "B" volume for information about Bahrain or Beirut.

  5. 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.

  6. 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."

  7. 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.