BSBLIB407 - Search library and information databases

    Unit code: BSBLIB407 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Nicholson
    St Albans


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to search and analyse information from a range of bibliographic and full text databases, evaluate these against specific criteria, and then present this information to clients. It applies to individuals who undertake regular database searches as part of their information services role. Work is undertaken with limited supervision and according to organisational and system guidelines.


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    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

    Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

    • analyse and evaluate a range of databases;
    • adopt appropriate search techniques to source information in response to a range of customer needs;
    • use current industry systems and equipment efficiently and effectively, and;
    • respond effectively and appropriately to multiple and varied information requests.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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