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Information Literacy

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Information Literacy: Basic Research Skills

Section 1: Research and the Scholarly Conversation

Section 2: Understanding Information (includes evaluation of information, primary, secondary and tertiary resources, and scholarly and popular sources)

Section 3:  Keeping it Legal (includes copyright, fair use, plagiarism, and citations)

Section 4: Creating your own Resource List for your Topic

Section 5: Picking a Topic and Developing it

Section 6: Identifying a Variety of Words to Use and Creating Search Strategies (includes keywords, Boolean operators and choosing databases)

Section 7: Finding Books and Articles in Library Databases

Section 8: Searching the Web

Section 9: Wrapping it Up

Section 10: Glossary


Information Literacy


The Information Literacy User’s Guide

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6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA


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