ENG 291: Information Literacy Series

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this video series, you should be able to:

  1. Explain your role as a participant in an ongoing scholarly conversation
  2. Generate research questions that are appropriate to the context
  3. Identify sources that are considered appropriate for scholarly research
  4. Evaluate sources by considering a variety of factors, including authority, type and purpose, and context
  5. Describe the difference between search systems such as library databases and Google
  6. Use advanced search techniques to revise, expand, or limit your searches as needed
  7. Explain the value of information and the need to cite sources consistently and accurately

Instructors: If you'd like to embed this series of videos in Blackboard, dowload this .zip file for your course.

Scholarship is a Conversation

This video, created by Anna Eisen, will help to explain the concept of scholarship as a conversation and your role as a participant. (1:59)

Developing a Research Question

This video will help you to understand why research needs to be guided by a focused research question and to identify the characteristics of good research questions. (4:34)

Scholarly and Popular Resources

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

Evaluating Information 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)

Understanding Different Search Systems

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

Advanced Searching in a Database

This video will show you some tips and tricks to make your database searches more effective. (4:05)

The Value of Information

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


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