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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.

Phrase Searching

Phrase Searching


Some databases automatically search for phrases or adjacent words. Some databases do not have this capability. Check the database Help screens for details. For example:

Phrase search:   Information communication technology 



Field Specific Searching

Field-Specific Searching

A good technique for focusing on a database search is to limit your search to a specific field. Do a field-specific search when you are looking for:

  • books written by a specific author
  • items published in a particular year or years
  • particular keywords in the title
  • terms written in English only


Check your understanding


    Please work through the following quiz:



          Interactive Quiz 


   End of Module. Go to Module 5.



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