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
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
Standard 2. The information literate student accesses needed information effectively
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