This tutorial will help you develop the skills needed to effectively locate, evaluate, and cite information. It will not only help you to find and evaluate library resources for researching academic topics, but the skills acquired also apply to information you might find on the web, watch on television, hear in a radio program, gather from a personal interview or other information source.
These skills are not only useful for completing class assignments and research papers, but they are also useful in other aspects of your life, as you locate information for day-to-day activities such as:
- buying an affordable and reliable car
- preparing for a job interview
- finding information on a political candidate
- career planning
- answering questions about tax return exemptions
- planning a vacation to another city or country
The five modules may be accessed in any order, though you should work through them sequentially, since they build upon each other. These tutorials contain text as well as audio/visual components.
For more information on information literacy, see the LSSC Libraries' guide to information literacy competencies.