1. Badke, William B. 2008. Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog. 3d. ed. New York: iUniverse. Table of Contents: Welcome to the information fog -- Taking charge -- Database searching with keywords and hierarchies -- Metadata and the power of controlled vocabularies -- Library catalogs and journal databases -- Internet research -- Other resources and case studies in research -- Learning how to read for research -- Organizing your resources to write your paper -- Tips on research writing. (213 p.)
2. George, Mary. 2008. The Elements of Library Research: What Every Student Needs to Know. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Table of Contents: Introduction to research as inquiry -- From research assignment to research plan -- Strategy and tools for discovery -- The fine art of finding sources -- Insight, evaluation, argument, and beyond. Description: xiv, 201 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
3. List, Carla. 2005. Information Literacy and Technology, 3d. ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
4. Mann, Thomas. 2005. The Oxford Guide to Library Research, 3d. ed. New York: Oxford.
5. Palmquist, Mike. 2003. The Bedford Researcher. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
6. Quaratiello, Arlene Rodda. 2010. The College Student's Research Companion: Finding, Evaluating, and Citing the Resources You Need to Succeed. 5th. ed. New York: Neal-Schuman. Table of Contents from 4th edition: Mastering research basics -- Decoding database searches -- Locating books -- Finding periodicals -- Exploring reference sources -- Selecting electronic resources -- Navigating the World Wide Web -- Preparing a flawless bibliography. Description: xvi, 168 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
7. Taylor, Terry. 2007. 100% Information Literacy Success. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar.
8. Tensen, Bonnie L. 2007. Research Strategies for a Digital Age, 2d. ed. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth.
Other information-literacy books that might be worth looking at, particularly for librarians and for those needing to understand legal research:
- Susan E. Beck and Kate Manuel. 2008. Practical Research Methods for Librarians and Information Professionals. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
- Cohen, Morris L. and Kent C. Olson. 2007. Legal Research in a Nutshell, 9th ed. St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West.
If you know of any other information-literacy books worth using, please share them in the comments box. Do you use any of these titles? Which ones? Why? Let me know what you think.