Legal Information

How to Find It, how to Use it


Author: Kent C. Olson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0897749634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

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"This book looks not only at 'the law, ' but also at other aspects of the legal system, such as the history, politics, and structure of lawmaking institutions."--Preface, p. [vii].

Guide to Information Sources in the Forensic Sciences


Author: Cynthia Holt

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated


Category: Reference

Page: 190

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From the O. J. Simpson case to the CSI franchise, more and more of us are aware of and curious about the world of forensic science. Cynthia Holt takes that interest and directs it toward the literature that supports and defines the study of how evidence is discovered at a crime scene, interpreted in a lab, and used in a court of law. Her bibliography, grouped by type of material, covers topics such as ballistics, DNA analysis, entymology, expert witnessing, and facial imaging/reconstruction, as well as contributions from academic fields such as anthropology, linguistics, and engineering.

Career Opportunities in LIbrary and Information Science


Author: Allan Taylor James Robert Parish

Publisher: Bukupedia


Category: Computers

Page: 390

View: 1061

The term library and information sciences was not in widespread use in my formative years, and it took some serendipity to find my way to it. Much has changed since then, but in some ways, I believe, the field is still evolving and still not well enough defined. Let me tell you first how I found my way to it and then tell you where I think we are today. Along the way, I hope to expand your view of the field and the exciting opportunities available within it. It seems that I have always been interested in how people find and use information. Among my earliest memories are happy times spent with my grandfather, a retired teacher/entrepreneur, who somehow managed to convey his zeal for acquiring the latest facts in our frequent trips to the library in the park across the street from our house in Elmhurst, Illinois. These adventures got across to me a connection between the library and information, a recurring theme in my life. Another area of interest entered my life in high school, when a friend’s father went to a seminar on automatic data processing, as it was then called, and its use in actuarial work. He gave me the big binder of information he received and told me that this was the field for me. I found the contents fascinating and added computer science to my interests. Undergraduate majors at the University of Dayton—which I attended—included mathematics and computer sciences, which in those days were closely linked since computer science had an emphasis on the approaches to analyzing numerical data. I enjoyed both mathematics and computer science but also found pleasure in a broad range of other subjects. Whatever I studied, I found myself most interested in how information was generated, how it was accessed, and what people did with it. Thus, it was reasonably clear to me at graduation from the University of Dayton that I wanted to work with information but not so clear how to do that. It was my good fortune to find an article about a field called information science and to have the author of that article answer my inquiry about prospects in the field with a long letter of advice. There were, in fact, he said, graduate schools at which I could learn about information science and a wide variety of jobs available to me after completing my graduate studies. It seemed that I was on track. I chose one of the schools that he had recommended, the University of Maryland, and obtained a wonderful education at the School of Library and Information

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition

Chicago Style for Students and Researchers


Author: Kate L. Turabian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022643060X

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 6046

When Kate L. Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today’s students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, the fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations—also known as “Turabian”—remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition, as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research. Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago’s two methods of source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines.