Review: Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research

Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research
Information Now: A Graphic Guide to Student Research by Matt Upson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is utterly, completely adorable! What’s not to love about a comic book that introduces readers to databases, catalogs, advanced search terms, and proper citation? It’s aimed at beginning undergraduates, and I hope it becomes assigned reading. The activities at the end of each chapter bring to life the concepts introduced and look tailor-made for a class exercise. (Also, though it’s not a difficult read, it’s a stretch to imagine kids reading this outside of a requirement.) Upson writes clearly and engagingly – Recommended for anyone in the library world looking for a concise and easy way to explain the uses of google and database searches to patrons. I would love to see all new library hires read something like this. The only drawback is, despite being a comic book, the pages are heavy with text and there is little white space.

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