Answered By: Colleen Bannon
Last Updated: Jan 06, 2016     Views: 2

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Information literacy skills taught in instruction sessions address the critical thinking competencies in HCC's Essential Competencies. Working with a librarian reduces research anxiety and improves the quality of student research and papers. Students learn more in instruction sessions when the class is taught at "point of need." Plan a library visit after your students have reviewed their assignment and chosen topics.  The librarians also have support options for online classes.

At the end of instruction sessions, students will:

  • Refine a research topic
  • Understand the difference between scholarly and popular sources
  • Identify relevant search terms
  • Conduct efficient searches in online databases and the I-Share catalog
  • Evaluate the credibility of sources
  • Create citations using the library’s citation generator NoodleTools
  • Understand how to avoid plagiarism

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

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