ENG 151H: Information Literacy Series

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the difference between scholarly and popular sources
  2. Use advanced searching to navigate the Web
  3. Describe the difference between search systems such as library databases and Google
  4. Use advanced search techniques to revise, expand, or limit your searches as needed
  5. Evaluate sources by considering a variety of factors, including authority, type and purpose, and context
  6. Explain the value of information and the need to cite sources consistently and accurately

Scholarly Versus Popular Sources

This tutorial will help you identify scholarly and popular resources. The concept of "peer-review" is explained and tips for identifying research articles are provided. (3:52) 


Advantages and Limitations of Searching Google

This tutorial highlights some techniques to make the most of your Google searches. (3:16)


Differences between Databases and Google

This tutorial, created by the Yavapai College Library, explains the differences between search systems such as library databases and Google. (2:35)

Database Search Strategies

This video shows you how to refine your search and how to use database features such as the Advanced Search to make your searches more effective. (4:55)

Evaluating Sources

This video provides some guidelines to use when selecting information sources. It explains the need to consider factors such as authority, type and purpose, and context. (4:17)

The Value of Information

This video explains why you cite sources in a research paper. (3:05)


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