Before you start
STEP 1: STARTING out
STEP 2: FINDING
- Boolean Logic
- Phrase searching
- Proximity searching
Information finding tools:
- Card Catalogue
- Dewey (DDC)
- Almanacs and yearbooks
- Grey literature
- Broadcast media
- Conference proceedings/reports
- Government publications
STEP 3: EVALUATE
STEP 4: Legal and ethical USE
STEP 5: COMMUNICATE
Almanacs and yearbooks
- Almanacs contain factual information about many different
subjects: population statistics, geographic data, historical information,
sports, culture, politics, etc. They are usually updated yearly.
Examples of almanacs in the Rhodes Library:
The Europa World Year book.
Africa South of the Sahara.
South African human rights yearbook.
(Online access via SAe Publications & HeinOnline)
Global community : yearbook of international law and jurisprudence.
(Housed at the Law Branch Library at 341 GLO)
- Yearbooks may be general (e.g. accompanying an encyclopaedia)
or about a specific topic. They contain information about statistics,
political events, obituaries, chronological happenings for the year,
etc. Often a government may publish a yearbook updating specific information
about the country.