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Research Instruction

Information Literacy Concepts

How is Information Produced?

How is Information Created?

Information is literally everywhere. We have the ability to create and share information in a split-second and send it out to the world. That information can be shaped and packaged in different ways based on how the information was created. What can the package, or format, tell us about how the information was created in the first place?

Video created by Edmon Low Library and used under a Creative Commons 4.0 CC BY-NC Attribution-Non Commercial License

  

Where Do I Find Information?

Where Do I Find Information?

Video Series by ProQuest Research Companion (Requires Student or Faculty Login)

This set of videos from ProQuest Research Companion (which requires your student login to access) covers the following:

  • Researchers will know where to find information.
  • Researchers will understand the benefits and limitations of searching the open web.
  • Researchers will understand the difference between materials accessed via the library catalog and via subscription databases.
  • Researchers will understand that different types of resources require different search strategies.

Evaluate Your Sources

How Do I Evaluate Sources?

Video Series by ProQuest Research Companion (Requires Student or Faculty Login)

This set of videos from ProQuest Research Companion (which requires your student login to access) covers the following:

  • Researchers will learn how to identify source types.
  • Researchers will know how to recognize the difference between primary and secondary sources.
  • Researchers will understand that a source can be used as something to analyze or something to support their argument.
  • Researchers will learn what makes a source authoritative.
  • Researchers will understand what each type of source can offer them.