Literature search: Training users in developing search strategies

Joshi, Saritha Kedar and Bhat, Shivananda K (2014) Literature search: Training users in developing search strategies. In: National Conference on Libraries and Librarianship in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities, 22-23 Aug 2014, Besant Evening College, Mangalore. (Submitted)

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Literature search is the art and science of identifying and accessing information resources for getting relevant information on chosen topic. It is very important for those who are seeking higher studies, researchers, project developers and faculty members. Proliferation of information and increase in the number and types of electronic resources made the literature search a daunting task than before. In this digital era, print resources are slowly being replaced by online resources in academic libraries. Familiarity with features and functionality of online databases helps in retrieving the desired information more effectively and also quickly. Understanding of the search features and search skills by the library professionals not only help them in conducting effective literature search but also in training users in their literature search. Library professionals should take initiative in raising awareness among their library users about availability of various bibliographic and full text electronic resources. They should also ensure that the users have the required literature search skills in accessing the desired information by conducting literature search training programs in their libraries. Present article helps to get knowledge of search strategies used popularly with example to do the literature search. It is very much useful for understanding of steps in literature search and training the users in literature search.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 09:21

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