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Information Literacy OutcomesRecognize an information need and formulate research questions Define an information need and develop a strategyEfficiently access information relevant to the identified need Know where to look Implement and refine search strategyCritically evaluate information using applicable criteria Evaluate information before you use it
Library researchWhat do I want to know?How do I find it?How do I know if it’s right for me?
Know where to lookBooksArticlesOnline resources
Books comprehensive information historical perspective expert analysis find book titles in the CSU Catalog
What if it’s not full-text?Give upSwitch topicsLook in a different databaseLook for the title in print in the CSU CatalogRequest the article through InterLibrary Loan
Online Resources today’s information broad, variety perspective questionable reliability and stability find resources from reliable online sources
How to find: Internet Resources Search engines not all created equal! Subject directories organized links to resources Professional & Trade organizations websites provide industry news, directories, etc. Library Check out LibGuides: librarian created research guides with recommended resources
Know Your Domains Extension Type .edu Educational institution .org Non-profit service organizations .gov Government agency .mil Military entities .biz Businesses .com Commercial organization .net Internet service providers
What if I still can’t find what I’mlooking for?Give upSwitch topicsDrop out of schoolLook in a LibGuide for tips and suggested resourcesAsk a librarian for help
Next steps Critically evaluate information using applicable criteria See presentation Appropriately use information to fulfill the identified need Go to: http://clayton.libguides.com/ENGL1102 and http://clayton.libguides.com/Research for tips on citing sources and avoiding plagiarism