Module Identifier IL10920  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Michael A Lowe  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Alan Wheatley, Mr Timothy C Gillison  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours 11 x 1 hour lectures  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 Hours 3 x 2 hours seminars  
  Practical   14 Hours 7 x 2hrs sessions  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Two hour written examination.  40%
Semester Assessment Assignment: 1 written assignment.  60%

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module a student should be able to:

Brief description

The module introduces the principles and practical skills needed to retrieve information via everyday catalogues, indexes, databases, search engines etc. Topics include aspects of database design and construction, subject searching, free-text searching, searching printed indexes, document descriptions, and advanced searching.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Rowley, J.E. & Farrow, J (2000) Organizing knowledge: an introduction to managing access to information. 3rd. Alderstot : Gower
Hartley, R. J. et al. (1990) On-line searching: princlples and practice. London: Bowker-Saur
Lancaster, F.W. (1998) Indexing and abstracting in theory and practice. London: Library Association


This module is at CQFW Level 4