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Information Literacy Tutorial: About

A module-based information literacy tutorial that addresses each stage of the research process, including selecting a topic, identifying information needs, selecting sources, locating information, evaluating information, and citing sources.

How to Start

Welcome to the Information Literacy tutorial.  There are seven modules to help you develop your knowledge and skill in working with information sources.  The tutorial does not have to be completed in one sitting.

FIRST - Read the overall Learning Objectives for Tutorial (at right).

SECOND - Begin with Module 1 and read each module in order. Before beginning a module, read its learning objectives first.  Each module has an interactive quizz to test your understanding

Tutorial Contents

Module 1 - Orientation to UWC Library 
Module 2 - Getting started on your assignment
Module 3 - Unpacking a reading list and finding the material
Module 4 - Searching a database
Module 5 - Evaluating sources of information
Module 6 - Working with published information and getting ready to write
Module 7 - Plagiarism, citing sources and bibliography, fair use

 


Questions?

Please contact one of the members of the UWC Library Tutorial Team with any questions or comments:

Zona Koen, Economic & Management Sciences Librarian, 021-959-2931

Karen Cook, Community & Health Sciences Librarian, 021-959-2684

Valda Knoll, Sciences Librarian, 021-959-2926

Acknowledgements

UWC Faculty Librarians have written or adapted content from the Go for Gold Information Literacy programme and prepared the assessments which were coded by Morne Petersen of the UWC Library.  Thanks to colleagues at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania for allowing UWC to use the Harvey A Andruss Library guide as a framework.

Learning Objectives for Tutorial

 

 The tutorial prepares students to --

  • Make effective use of all Library facilities and services
  • Pinpoint their information need: what / how much/ what type of information
  • Explore a range of different academic information sources
  • Identify information sources from a list of references
  • Construct keyword searches to find relevant information
  • Evaluate the quality of information
  • Use the information effectively for an appropriate purpose
  • Integrate new information with their own ideas and organise all information 
  • Structure their thoughts and writing
  •  Use information ethically and legally