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PLOT is comprised of six modules. Each one takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Many of the modules include: A list of key concepts and skills you should learn Main text A quiz
The modules are: Types of Information Sources Introduces the user to different types of information sources Choosing a Research Topic Explains how to define a research topic and identify keywords to search for information on the topic Using TOPCAT Teaches how to use TOPCAT, the online catalog for SWITCH Finding Articles Explains how to locate and search for journal articles using an online database Citing Information & Avoiding Plagiarism Goes over how to cite information and covers plagiarism and copyright Evaluating Information Addresses the importance of evaluating information and teaches how to do so Each of the tutorials takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. They can be completed during a class or on one's own time. At the end of each section there is a short quiz.
You will explore these steps in this tutorial: Can the student identify the information need? Can the student find the information needed? Can the student evaluate the information retrieved? Can the student synthesize to create a new information product? Does the student behave with an awareness of the ethical and legal issues regarding information use?
Table of contents: 1. Starting smart 2. Choosing a topic 3. Using Felix G. Cat 4. Finding articles 5. Using the web 6. Citing sources To navigate through this tutorial, please use the back and next links at the end of each page. After
Selecting:This module will focus on the different sources of information, where to find these sources, and how to choose the best ones for your research. It should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete. Searching:In this module of the Information Literacy Tutorial, you will develop skills in: Selecting the best source(s) to search Choosing the most appropriate words Combining them successfully It should take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.
These 3 to 4 minute tutorials are guides to EBSCO database.To begin the tutorial, click on the link and press the Play button
This tutorial is meant as a general introduction to Expanded Academic ASAP, a powerful index that allows one to search for articles by subject and keyword. Expanded Academic ASAP contains many articles in FULL TEXT format, and indexes journals as well as popular magazines. It is not practical to show every feature of this index at one sitting. This tutorial is meant as a very brief introduction to some aspects of this database that you will find helpful in your information search. For further assistance please ask at the reference desk.
This tutorial demonstrates how to search LINCC, the College's Library Catalog, to find books, videos, sound recordings, and other material. Special limiters are demonstrated, such as limiting by library location or by material type.
This tutorial explains how to search a periodical database to find citations, abstracts, or full-text articles from magazines, journals and newspapers. It covers special limiters available in many databases, such as limiting by date or publication name.
This tutorial teaches the importance of evaluating information found on the web for authority, accuracy, and timeliness.
This tutorial explains how to obtain an email account and how to read, compose and send attachments via email.
This tutorial explains the difference between discussion boards and listservs.
This tutorial explains how to participate in a chat room.
This tutorial explains various advanced search techniques to assist you in refining your search statement. Techniques include Boolean Logic, truncation, and wildcards.
Content : There are 3 modules; do each of them in order: 1, 2, then 3. Take the quiz at the end of each module. You can take the quizzes an infinite number of times. An e-mail to your instructor is generated when you have all 3 quiz scores. You may print scores as you complete the quiz in each module. Each module will take about 20-minutes to complete.
Tasks: Find an Article Find a Book Find a Government Document Find a Web Resource Request from a GVSU Location Request InterLibrary Loan Return to Home
This tutorial consists of four modules,The modules are: 1 -- How a database works and the basics of searching; 2 -- How to use the library catalog; 3 -- Finding articles using a database; 4 -- Doing research on the WWW .
To teach students information literacy skills to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information
The module are: Determine Your Information Needs Define Your Research Topic Use the Technological Tools For Accessing Information