Project Information Literacy Online Tutorial
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- Choose a unit, lesson, and page from the menu on the left.
- Navigate with the arrow buttons at the top right of the screen.
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It's your ability to:
- perceive the information world around you.
- navigate that world and critically choose what is reliable and appropriate.
- find the right amount of information and gather it.
- ask for help when the path is unclear.
A world of information surrounds you. Command it.
Unit 1: Identify
By the end of this unit, you will be able to list at least six types of resources available in your library, and describe the strengths of each one. You will also be able to explain why most library resources are not available through internet search engines like Google or Bing.
Unit 2: Select
By the end of this unit, you will be able to select appropriate resources based on popular/scholarly and current/historical criteria, and to justify your decision. You will also be able to explain the difference between free search engines and proprietary databases.
Unit 3: Find
By the end of this unit you will be able to create search terms from a research question and then expand those terms for more results. You will also be able to identify the differences between keyword searches and subject searches, and explain the advantages of using one or the other.
Unit 4: Retrieve
By the end of this unit, you will be able to use tools like the library catalog, databases, reserves system, and citation linkers to locate and retrieve information. Additionally you will be able to use interlibrary loan to retrieve full text when it is not otherwise available.
Unit 5: Evaluate
By this end of this unit, you will be able to list and define the three main characteristics to consider as part of the resource evaluation process. You will also be able to ask appropriate questions about the resources you're examining in order to discover those characteristics.