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Credo's Information Literacy Modules are short videos and step by step tutorials that help you brush up and doing quality research.
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Information Literacy

In today's world, information skills - critical thinking and problem solving - are essentials in the workplace and in many aspects of life. Being conscious of information and basing your decisions on good knowledge will significantly impact your experiences.

The Research Process and Choosing a Topic

Learn how to make a plan for your research project and get off to a good start by choosing a solid topic.

Reference and Searching Techniques

It's not enough to know where to search you have to to know how to search effectively to find the BEST results to match your need.

Choosing a Database

Determining the most appropriate place to start your research will help you apply your time more efficiently.

  • Choosing a Database
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
    EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is an online research tool that “pulls together” almost all of our Library resources so that they can be explored using a single search box. In other words, rather than searching the Library Catalog for books and then doing a separate search in a database such as Gale Psychology Collection for journal articles, you can do an EDS search and get results which include books, e-books, journal articles, etc. in one all-encompassing list. You can think of EDS as the Library’s version of Google.

Writing a Paper

Learn the components and process of effective writing, as well as organizations that can support your works,

Citing Resources

Citing resources is important to academia.. By citing resources and contributing original ideas, students enter into the scholarly conversation and idea marketplace.

Plagiarism

An important part of learning is buillding on others' ideas, but keep in mind the importance of acting ethically and clearly acknowledging any work that is not your own.

Evaluating Information

In making arguments and decisions based on information, always evaluate sources to determine their purpose, validity, and accuracy.

Beyond Books

A wealth of resources exists beyond books and journal articles; explore information from primary sources found in archives and special collections, Government  resources, as well as visual media.

Statistical Literacy

We are surrounded by statistics that try to summarize the vast amount of data in the world around us. Before making important decisions based on a statistic, it is important to evaluate the vaildity and accuracy of the information presented. 

Presenting Information

You are constantly presenting yourself and your ideas to others. Learn ways to most effectively present your thoughts and arguments to others.

Social Issues in the Digital World

Being aware of privacy, security, and legal issues is crucial in today's world. Whether you are protecting your online identity or managing your online presence for career aspirations, this subject can affect your day-to-day activities and choices.  

Study Skills

Developing good study and planning habits will put you in charge of your own learning. 

Putting Your Information Literacy Skills to Use

Understanding your information needs and thinking critically about all the information around you is vital in today's world. Make exercising and continuing to build your information literacy skills a priority in your life. 

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