- What is information literacy
and why is it important?
1. Library Map & Virtual Tour
2. Avoiding Impulse Buys
- selecting a
- finding a focus
- generating research questions
3. Size & Shape of Information
- characteristics of
- locating information resources
4. Most Bang for Your Buck
- understanding databases
- subject searching
- keyword searching
- constructing effective search
- narrowing search results
- broadening search results
5. Trying it on for Size
6. Don't Shoplift!
- ethical use of information
- avoiding plagiarism
- citing sources
The goal of this tutorial is to take you step by step through the process
of conducting library research. Along the way, we will compare the steps in
the research process to shopping. I know going on a research spree doesn't
hold the same sense of excitement as a shopping spree, but we are going to
try to have fun along the way. And hopefully, by the end of our spree, you
will feel more comfortable and competent using the library and its
resources without having to have spent a dime.
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Information Mall © 2004 Amy Faubl, McHenry County College Library.
Information Mall incorporates material from TILT (Texas Information Literacy
Tutorial) Copyright © 1998-2003. The University of Texas System Digital
Library. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only
subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the TILT Open Publication
License. (The latest version is available at