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Information Literacy Objectives & Assessment

ILOs and Assessments for the Library, Fall 2020

Objective 2

Access the information effectively and efficiently

FRAMEWORK: SEARCHING AS A STRATEGIC EXPLORATION

Lesson Objectives: Upon completion of information literacy instruction, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic GALILEO functions (eg: results list, email, cite tool)
  2. Build an effective search strategy including determining keywords.
  3. Search the library catalog in order to locate an appropriate resource
  4. Identify appropriate library databases for specific research needs.
  5. Refine and narrow searches using built-in database limiters.

2a: Basic Galileo Functions

Demonstrate knowledge of basic GALILEO functions (eg: results list, email, cite tool)

  • Walk through process and point out all the relevant basic functions.
  • Include an annotated screenshot in LibGuide/student resource pointing to basic functions in Galileo.
  • For review, ask students to come up to the computer and point out functions (can be part of overall review at end of class if time allows).

2b: Effective Search Strategies

Build an effective search strategy including determining keywords.

  • Dissect a research topic as a class. Ask the students point out keywords. Also have the students think about synonyms or similar terms to search as well.
  • Introduce students to Boolean operators.          

-      Use vin diagrams

-      Demonstrate with class activity

-      Show students how terms change search results

2c: Library Catalog

Search the library catalog in order to locate an appropriate resource

  • Walk students through how to find the catalog
  • Use sample topic or student suggestion to start a search
  • Point out basic functions including limiters, cite tool, results list, etc. Explain different functions. Ask students why specific functions might be useful in their search.

Include an annotated screenshot in libguide/student resource pointing to basic functions and limiters in Gil Find.

2d: Appropriate Databases

Identify appropriate library databases for specific research needs.

  • Explain the difference between general and subject databases.
  • Show students how to locate databases by subject.
  • Give students examples of databases appropriate to their subject.

2e: Limiters

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