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					Sources of Information
     What is a Source of Reference
Paper Based

   Information that is
    stored by traditional
    means such as:
     Reference Books
     Newspapers
     Periodicals
     Directories
     Maps etc
    What is a Source of Reference
Electronic/computer

 CD Rom
 Internet
 Computer Files
  databases
  spreadsheets
What is a Source of Reference
People-based

   Essential information
    can be obtained from
    other people with
    specialised knowledge
   You would not have to
    refer to any other
    data
     Why do Businesses need Sources
             of Reference
     Concise, up-to-date information is
      essential for any business to function
      efficiently
     Information can be obtained from 2
      sources

1.    Inside the business
2.    Outside the business
        Inside The Business
 From internal
  sources within the
  organisation
 Sales Figures from
  the Sales
  Department
 Information from
  your supervisor
         Outside The Business
   From outwith the
    organisation

 Tourist Information
  Agency
 Travel Agents
 Libraries
 Banks
What are the advantages of using
       New Technology
   The information is up-to-date

   The information is easy to access, 24
    hours a day

   It is less expensive, in terms of time
    saved, than searching through paper-
    based sources of reference because of
    speed of access
                 Teletext
 Computer based
  retrieval system
  accessed from
  special TV set.
  Information can
  only be read – no
  interaction
 Examples – News.
  Weather, Finance,
  TV listings, Share
  prices etc
                 CD-Rom
 Holds a vast amount
  of data – Using the
  search feature info
  can be found very
  quickly
 Some common ones
  are: Encarta,
  Grolier’s
  Newspapers,
  Encyclopaedia
  Britannica
             The Internet
 A world-wide
  network of
  computers linked
  together via
  telephone lines.
  Consists of WWW.
  And E-mail
 Common info is
  News, Supplier Info,
  Finance, Travel,
  Entertainment etc

				
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