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Provides practical approaches to help you better understanding assignments and for choosing topics for your projects. More information.
Helps you understand how to identify the wide range of available information sources, plus explains the appropriate uses for different information sources. More information.
Suggests fundamental tactics that can make the search process go more smoothly. More information.
Provides advanced search techniques to help you meet the higher standard that college-level schoolwork and that the workplace demands. More information.
Explains how to identify books that are relevant to your project, plus shows how to find those books (on the shelf and online). More information.
Clarifies how electronic databases make it easier to find scholarly and popular articles related to your project. (And explains how to access full text articles). More information.
Fake news and information deception
Discusses the impacts of fabricated and manipulated information and provides practical tools for identifying misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation. More information.
Choose credible sources
Defines what it means for a source to be “credible,” explains why it is so important to use credible sources, and shows how you can tell if a source is credible. More information.
Explains the importance of bibliography and citation information, plus shows how to provide accurate information about the sources you use. More information.
Librarians can help
Discusses how librarians can play a valuable role in helping students find information and refine their information skills. More information.