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Where do I get hold of the background information?

Where do I get hold of the background information?

Where do I get hold of the background information?

By the end of this chapter you will be able to answer the following:

  • Where can I find information sources?
  • Why use key words and search terms?
  • How do I search the library?
  • How can I effectively research the internet?
  • Why do I need to evaluate web sources?
  • What search techniques can help narrow the information?
  • What should I do now?

Where can I find information sources?

There can be no excuse that there is a lack of information on your subject. The problem is in knowing where to look for suitable information and to be able to sort it and select what is relevant and of sufficiently good quality. Thankfully there are easy-to-learn, sophisticated methods ...

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