Module One - Information sources
Information is power and an essential ingredient in decision-making. To obtain timely, relevant and quality information for your study or research work, you need to know the various sources of information available. This module is expected to deepen your knowledge of sources of information in print, non- print and electronic formats. It presents the definition, originators/producers, types, formats, and categories of information sources. The module also shows where information sources could be found e.g. archives, libraries and the Internet.
Students/Trainees would learn: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The definition of information sources The major producers of information sources Types of information sources The formats of information sources Where to find information sources Categories of information sources Internet information sources
At the end of the module, students/trainees should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Define information sources Identify and list producers/originators of information Determine types of information sources List formats of information sources Determine where to find information sources List and discuss the categories of information sources Identify and use Internet information sources
Table 1: Summary of Content S/N 4.1 Content Definition of information /information sources Producers and originators of information sources Types of information sources Formats of information sources Methods Lecture Discussion Brainstorming Lecture Brainstorming Brainstorming Discussion Brainstorming Lecture Discussion Brain storming Discussion Discussion Lecture Brainstorming Mode of Assessment Question and Answers
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Pre and post test Question and Answers Question and Answers Assignment
4.5 4.6 4.7
Where to find sources of information Categories of information sources Internet information sources
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