Introduction to Information Literacy McNeese University Library WHAT IS INFORMATION LITERACY ?
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Electronic inventory of library materials
Search by keyword(s) describing your topic. Review list of results. Make note of each item’s CALL NUMBER.
CALL NUMBER is identification number for library books. 1ST LETTER of CALL NUMBER determines location where books are shelved.
Includes AUTHOR, TITLE, PUBLISHER, and DATE OF PUBLICATION.
SUBJECT HEADINGS describe content.
CALL NUMBER and LOCATION specify where item is shelved in MSU Library.
Example of CALL NUMBER:
Q 451 .D54 1998
Online periodicals index and database for magazine and journal articles
NOT ALL CONTENT FROM PERIODICALS IS REPLICATED ONLINE!
Full-text Magazine & Journal articles from EBSCOhost
JSTOR articles from Electronic Journal Archive
Blackboard articles from Course Materials
WORLD WIDE WEB: articles from
EVALUATING INFORMATION articles from
Items in the library are usually easier to evaluate because these have already been reviewed
Freely-available Internet resources usually do not pass through a review process, so you will need to look at these more closely
CITING SOURCES: ACADEMIC INTEGRITY articles from
If you use a fact, unique idea, or quotation from someone else, you acknowledge your debt to them with a citation -- a reference to their work.
This process is often referred to as compiling a bibliography.
What to cite? Quotations, Unique Ideas, Statistics
McNEESE E-MAIL articles from
COMPUTER LABS FOR STUDENTS articles from
RECAP articles from
Information Literacy is knowing how to find, evaluate, and use the best information from an ever-increasing array of sources.
Information Literacy is a critical life skill in today’s society.
Developing library research skills is an important component of information literacy and a foundation for academic success.
INSTRUCTIONS: articles from
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1. ANSWER SHEET
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