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Research Like a Scholar, Scholar! Introducing College Level Research and Bunch Library: Evaluating Information (FYS)

The purpose of this guide is to help you complete research assignments and perform like the scholar you now are!

What you will learn in this module

Welcome First Year Seminar Students! 

Our goal for library instruction for FYS is for you to select information sources that are both substantial and useful for your purposes. 

To complete this module, you need to:

  1. Complete the LibWizard tutorial on on Selecting and Evaluating Information (15 minutes)
  2. Watch the Intro to OneSearch video to see how to use the library's Google-like search engine (4 minutes)

 

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • match an information need with an appropriate information source
  • identify characteristics of peer-reviewed journal articles
  • evaluate information to determine relevance, authority, and bias

1. Selecting and Evaluating Information

Click here to open LibWizard

Complete the Selecting and Evaluating Information LibWizard by clicking on the image to the left.

LibWizard is an interactive tutorial that will appear on the left  side of your browser.

Follow the prompts to explore different types of information sources. 

2. Intro to OneSearch

Learn about how to use OneSearch, the library's search engine, by watching this video.

One Last Thing - To Be Completed After Your In-Person Library Session!

This box is for after your in-class library session.