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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.

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



Please contact / +27 21 959 2946 with any questions or comments.


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.


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Tel: 021 959 2946