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Information Literacy and Database-Related Resources
 

INFORMATION LITERACY

Developing Research & Communication Skills: Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum

Information Competency Program

Creating Effective Research Assignments

Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard

Information Literacy in a Nutshell: Basic Information for Academic Administrators and Faculty - a brief guide from the Association of College & Research Libraries.

Information Competency Standards for Higher Education - detailed standards and performance indicators adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. 

Integration of Learning Outcomes - links to disciplinary projects at various institutions in the California State University system in which faculty and librarians collaborated to promote information competency.

Integrating Information Competence into the Disciplines - a bibliography compiled in 2005 by the Information Competence Initiative, Office of the Chancellor, The California State University.

Electronic Documentation and the Scholarship of Teaching - A Brown University professor shares mistakes and triumphs of teaching with technology.

Plan for Information Literacy at the University of Rhode Island - A concise plan that includes suggested implementation strategies for each classification - freshmen through graduate students.

Collaboration  - Notes from  the Association for College and Research Libraries regarding the efficacy of faculty-librarian collaboration. 

Schloman, Barbara.  Information Literacy: The Benefits of Partnership. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (March, 2001). http://www.nursingworld.org/ojin/infocol/info_5.htm 

Harley, Bruce. "Freshmen, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking and Values." Reference Services Review 29:4 (2001): 301-305.
DOI: 10.1108/EUM0000000006492


DATABASE-SPECIFIC  TUTORIALS

American History and Life - An  American Civilizations Research Tutorial using America: History and Life.

Online Tutorials - Includes links to tutorials on JSTOR, Emerald, and EBSCOhost. 
 

EVALUATING  DATABASE AND WEB SEARCH RESULTS

Evaluating Information Sources -  Discusses five criteria for evaluating print and Internet information resources: authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency and coverage.

Evaluating Databases Worksheet - Lists eleven questions to assess the students' knowledge of the characteristics of proprietary databases.

Retrieving and Evaluating Your Results -  Presents criteria for evaluating print publications  and Web sites. 

 
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