inflite Objectives


Module 1 - Identifying Sources

When you have completed this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • identify a variety of information sources
  • identify characteristics of information on the Web
  • identify characteristics of University Library's information sources

Module 2 - Choosing a Topic

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • define your purpose for research
  • getting help
  • narrow a topic
  • select a topic
  • place a topic in a research question

Module 3 - Finding Articles

After completing this tutorial you should be able to:

  • distinguish between popular and scholarly periodicals
  • choose a periodical database appropriate to your information need
  • identify keywords for a topic
  • use periodical databases to find an article on a topic

Module 4 - Using the Web

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • recognize the difference between the Visible Web and Invisible Web
  • get more relevant results from the Visible Web
  • use search engines more effectively
  • interpret and evaluate Visible Web search results

Module 5 - Searching ACE Catalog

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • recognize that ACE Catalog contains more than books
  • find books on a topic using a Keyword Search
  • find journals by using a Periodical Title search
  • use a map to identify the location of books or journals

Module 6 - Citing Sources

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • recognize different parts of a citation
  • describe when to cite sources used in your work
  • list ways to avoid plagiarism
  • understand reasons for copyright

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