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Information Literacy Tutorial

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.

Research Tools

  Research Tools

By using the following research tools, you can efficiently find the information you need:


Library catalogue.  Search the Library catalogue to find books, government documents, maps, etc. that have been carefully selected and purchased for the library's collection.  The catalogue for UWC Library is SmartSearch. All Library materials are carefully selected to meet your learning and research needs. 


Research databases allow you to search for high quality materials that are carefully selected and organized in a way that makes it easy for you to find exactly what you need.  The best way to find articles from journals, magazines and newspapers is to search research databases.  Click here to access the list of research databases available through UWC Library.


Internet Search Engines, like Google, allow you to search the Internet for your topic.  You can quickly find items of true value, but they are mixed in with items of little or no value. It can be time consuming to sift, sort, and select before you find something truly useful.  You can also try Google Scholar, which limits to items from scholarly journals.


Check your understanding

Please work through the following quiz: 


 Interactive Quiz


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