"For the teacher-librarian, this book provides clear examples of how to prepare a just-in-time lesson on finding and evaluating information when learners are faced with a particular genre. Consideration should also be given to purchasing several copies if the teacher-librarian believes that students will profit from having a full guide….This book is worth serious consideration for those teaching advanced searching and evaluation skills at the secondary level."
Reference & Research Book News
"This research guide seeks to clarify and simplify the overload of research options that exist, and to provide a best practices approach to discovering, evaluating, and using the best information sources, Web or print, to obtain the most appropriate information for research needs. Stebbins provides a practical step-by-step introduction to the research process and the critical role that evaluation plays….[a] highly functional, comprehensive, and straightforward research guide for today's students. Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through graduate students; professionals/practitioners."
"Each year one encounters new research guides. However, the Student Guide by Stebbins is worth serious attention. Living up to its intention of being essential reading (xi), it does a masterful job of integrating critical thinking skills, information sources, and database searching techniques, all in one concise paperback….[t]he Student Guide by Stebbins is the best literature guide for undergraduates that has crossed this reviewer's desk. Highly recommended for high school, college, and public libraries."
Reference & User Services Quarterly
Students and librarians will benefit from Stebbins' suggestions, strategies and straightforward examples for developing good filtering instincts and management of search results.