Gen103 Chapter 2

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Module 2Locating and Accessing InformationIbrakovic/iStock/ThinkstockLearning Outcomes Characterize the similarities and differences between public and academic libraries. Discuss several advantages and challenges of using a digital library. Compare and contrast three systems for digitally accessing information. Describe the services provided by the Ashford University Library. Explain how to search for information in the Ashford University Library. Determine what type of search is required based on an information need. Explore different methods for gathering and collecting information. 2015 Bridgepoint Education, Inc. All rights reserved. Not for resale or redistribution.von82384_02_m02_047-092.indd 477/26/15 4:31 PMIntroductionIn Module 1, you learned the five steps of the research process and were introduced to different types and formats of information. This module focuses on the second step in the researchprocess: locating and accessing information within the library and on the Internet. It also provides guidance on how to access information in the Ashford University Library (AU Library).The module concludes with an overview of different types of reading and note taking neededfor gathering information.In Module 1, we looked around and assessed the large amount of information that permeatesour lives; that module also introduced the threshold concept searching as strategic explorat

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