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Technical assignment 3

Building Information Skills
Technical Project: Air Conditioning & Refrigeration__Key Resources

Because all of us live in a time where competition for jobs is fierce, it is very important for us to know where to find the best information. We need to think through the steps to finding information. When do we need information? All the time! Where do we find information? Everywhere. However, some information sources are better to use than others.

I will set up a time so that we can go to the MacArthur Library to work on this exercise. The goal is to develop skills in finding basic resources related to air conditioning & refrigeration. At that time, you will fill in the blanks below.
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Assignment: You are to define and justify some sources of information that will help you in your air conditioning or refrigeration career. (1) You are to find 1 trade group or association and print information about it. (2) You are to find one article that will be helpful to you in your occupation. Print it. (3) You are to find one book in a library that will help you with your occupation. Write down the title, author, call number and the library where it is located.

1. Task Definition. Be sure of problem/questions/assignment topic
What are we supposed to do? What is my problem? What information do we need to complete the project? What do I already know?

2. Information Seeking Strategies. Identify Resources.
What possible sources might we use? What sources are best to use? How will we know that a website is a good source of information?

3. Location and Access. Gather relevant information.
Where will we find the resources listed in Step 2? How do we find information from within each resource? What will be our search strategy? How will we record the information? Can I defend the resources that I am including? How?

Note: You may want to keep this assignment and include in a portfolio.

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