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STRT 1000: Welcome

A research guide for STRT, designed to be delivered during a synchronous Zoom instruction session with a librarian

Information literacy includes the skills a person needs to determine what information is needed, where to find it, how much of it is needed for a specific topic, how to analyze and organize it to create the "product," and finally, how to properly cite it. (Sherfield and Moody, p 97)

Sherfield, Robert M, and Patricia G. Moody. Cornerstones for Community College Success. Boston: Pearson Education, 2014.

at 2:30 minute mark

5 points to guide your review of information

  • Know What Information is needed - Your Discovery Goal
    • brainstorm a list out keywords on your goal
  • Access the Information needed - databases listed under the Library Resources tab or on the main Ludden Library page
    • use those brainstormed keywords in your searches through a database, catalog, and search engines
  • Examine the Information Resources Critically
    • Accuracy
    • Currency
    • Reliability
    • Point of View or Bias presented
  • Use Information Effectively
  • Always use citations



Information Literacy Pretest

Take the first 10 minutes of class to complete the pretest above. This is not graded. It is only to help the librarians in assessing what students already know and what we should be teaching.

Library Hours

Fall Semester

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm