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Characteristics of Learning Resources

Learning resources are a strength or reinforcement in the learning process. If the power cannot achieve what is desired in learning (the goal of learning), then it cannot be called a source of learning. Learning resources have the following characteristics:

1. Learning resources can provide strength in the learning process so that learning objectives can be realized.
2. Learning resources have educative instructional values, which can bring about perfect changes in behavior.
3. Learning resources can be used alone, can also be used in combination.
4. Learning resources can be divided into two, first learning resources are designed, and the second learning resources live use / finished.

Utilization of Libraries as Learning Resources
The library has become an inseparable item from the school. In almost every school from elementary school level to tertiary level there are school libraries, even mobile library units from the Ministry of National Education are available in big cities to serve the needs of students and broaden their knowledge with affordable places .

The library is the center of academic facilities. He provides library materials in the form of printed materials, such as books, scientific journals / journals, maps and newspapers. Therefore, the library can be used by students, students and the general public to obtain information in various scientific fields for academic and recreational purposes.

According to Aachsin in Arsyad, the benefits of libraries as effective learning resources require the following skills:

Information gathering skills, which include:
a. Skills in knowing sources of information and knowledge.
b. The skill to determine the location of information sources based on the library classification system, how to use catalogs and indexes.
c. Skills using new library materials, reference materials, such as dictionaries, and others.

The skill of taking essence and organizing information, such as:
a. Select information that is relevant to your needs and problems.
b. Documenting information and sources.

Skills in analyzing, interpreting and evaluating information, such as:
a. Understand the material being read.
b. Distinguish between facts and opinions.
c. Interpret information, both mutually supporting and opposing.

Skills using information, such as:
a. Utilize the essence of information to make decisions and solve problems.
b. Use information in discussions.
c. Presenting information in written form.