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Library 101 Outcomes

The purpose of Library 101 is to teach students basic research skills needed to succeed in college.  As a result of the Library 101 tutorial, students will master the following skills: Getting Help, Navigating the Library's Website, Evaluating Sources, Searching for Articles and Books, Avoiding Plagiarism, and Citing Sources.  Each skill is divided into beginning and intermediate.  The intermediate skills build on the beginning skills.  ENGL 1100 & 1200 students will be tested via the quizzes in the final tab. 

Skills Beginning Skills (ENGL 1100) Intermediate Skills (ENGL 1200)

Get Help

1) List 6 ways to get help from a librarian

1) List 6 ways to get help from a librarian

Navigate the Library Webpage

1) Identify the locations of the three important areas of the library's homepage (Ask Us, Catalog, & Databases)

2) Summarize the purpose of these main library links/tools

1) Identify the locations of the three important areas of the library's homepage (Ask Us, Catalog, & Databases)

2) Summarize the purpose of these main library links/tools

3) Demonstrate how to select a database

Evaluate Sources 1) Compare and contrast credible v. non-credible web sources

1) Identify the characteristics of popular and scholarly articles 

2) Identify a popular and a scholarly article

Search for Articles

1) Construct a search using boolean operators: AND/OR

1) Construct search strings to broaden and narrow search results

Search for Books

1) Construct a search in the library catalog

2) Identify the call number from the record

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Avoid Plagiarism & Cite Sources

1) Define plagiarism

2) Provide examples of intentional and unintentional plagiarism

1) Identify MLA citations for books, journal articles, newspapers, and websites

2) List three popular citation styles

3) List two helpful citation tools used at ECU

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