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Information searching as a process
- Information searching begins with a need for information and the topic of the search.
- When you are planning the search:
- you parse your topic and pick the relevant keywords
- you select the information sources.
- As you are doing the searches you evaluate the success of the search and edit it as needed.
- Then you select and locate the most relevant documents and full texts, both electronic and printed as needed.
- Once it is time to use the information you evaluate it for relevance and use the information ethically
- In practice the different parts of the process happen at the same time.