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Information Literacy Toolkit

Competency 3: Access information using appropriate search tools in order to gather evidence on an inquiry

 

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 3.a   Utilize the library website to access information Utilize the library website to access academic research Utilize the library website to access academic research in a discipline

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 3.b  Conduct basic keyword searches using search filters Apply different types of searching (e.g., controlled vocabulary, keyword, natural language, search filters, etc.) Use appropriate search techniques for the task/search tool

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 3.c Identify known sources online or physically from MSU collections Access sources online or physically from MSU collections Access sources outside of MSU collections (e.g. Interlibrary Loan, Google Books, Open Access Materials, etc.)

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 3.d Recognize citations can be used to find additional sources Interpret and use citations to find additional sources Critique quality of citations used in a source

  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 3.e     Use current awareness technologies (e.g. apps, social media, blogs) to stay informed with research

 

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  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 3.f Choose a strategy for keeping track of gathered information Use a citation management system (e.g. Mendeley or Zotero) Adopt data management practices

 

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  Introductory Intermediate Advanced
 3.g Identify the need for specialized information (via travel, collecting original data, etc.) Determine whether to gather specialized information Develop strategy to gather specialized information

 

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