Welcome! This module will assist you in understanding the information universe and increasing your success in locating information when you need it. It will focus on the different types of information sources available, whether print or electronic, as well as when it is appropriate to use these sources. It also covers how to locate and access different information sources, and addresses some of the important social issues that surround the use of information today.
- Accurately uses basic library terminology to effectively access the library collections, demonstrating an efficient understanding of the collection's organization
- Effectively recognizes that information sources are organized differently depending on the source and that information is available in a variety of formats
- Effectively identifies that appropriate resources are based on one's information needs
- Consistently recognizes the differences between the Web, online library resources and library resources that reside in a physical space
- Competently executes a basic search in an online catalog and successfully retrieves library material by using information provided in the online catalog record
- Demonstrates a basic understanding of the ethical and social issues surrounding the use of information (i.e. plagiarism, citations, copyright)
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