Literacy: Search Strategies, Tools & Resources
for High School Students and College Freshmen
Prepare your students with the information
skills they need to succeed!
- This book takes a
- Draws on learning
theories, research on information-seeking for young
people, and AASL's position on information
- Offers a tested
program, not just guidance in developing one.
project-based, and class-tested, this flexible resource
helps assure your high school students are competent
learners and researchers! The approach considers five
types of learning: content understanding,
problem-solving, metacognition, collaboration, and
- The "you" in the book
refers to students learning information literacy in the
context of content area studies. Annotated bibliography
and some other sections are directed to library media
specialists (LMS) and teachers. Students will learn to
plan their research, organize for searching, find a
variety of resources, think critically about resources,
and give credit to the works referenced.
- Comprehensive chapters
are interrelated yet independent and adaptable to your
use. In addition to comprehensive conceptual guidance,
there are four "Think Guides" for supporting student
information skills: topic narrowing examples, search
strategy techniques, finding search words, and evaluation
of Web sources.
- This book can also be
used as an introductory text for bibliographic
instruction courses and to orient first year library
students to the basics of information access,
organization, and basic resources.
ISBN 158683332-4 186 pages, 2008