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Library Instruction Tutorial for Graduate Nursing Students: Introduction- Start Here!


Welcome to the Library Instruction Tutorial

This tutorial consists of modules designed to present information literacy skills that are basic to good academic research.

You may always refer back to any module at any time.


Continue to Module 1

Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education

The content of the tutorial modules are based on the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education ( as approved by the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

What is Information Literacy?  It is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.

The standards are:

Standard 1. The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the
information needed

Standard 2. The information literate student accesses needed information effectively
and efficiently

Standard 3. The information literate student evaluates information and its sources
critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge
base and value system

Standard 4. The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group,
uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

Standard 5. The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal,
and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses
information ethically and legally



Module 1 Developing Your Research Topic/Question

Module 2 ‒ Developing a Keyword Search

Module 3 ‒ Boolean Operators

Module 4 Searching with Subject Headings

Module 5 -- Searching the Databases

Module 6 Narrowing Your Search Results

Module 7 ‒ Finding Full-Text

Module 8 Evaluating Sources

Module 9 ‒ Asking a Librarian for Help

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