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FYS and AIS Tutorial Support

Learning Outcomes

The tutorial as a whole seeks to help students become adept at research and using the library by addressing 3 topics in the context of college research:

  • Information organization
  • Information access
  • Information use & evaluation

Each section also has specific objectives:

Section 2: Information Needs
Upon completing this section, students will be able to:

  • Identify where different types of information can be found
  • Identify the type of information they need
  • Understand how information is produced

Section 3: Searching
Upon completing this section, students will be able to:

  • Explain where to find various types of information
  • Understand why and how to use the library website
  • Design and perform an effective search

Section 4: Evaluate & Reflect
Upon completing this section, students will be able to:

  • Determine the authority and relevance of an information source
  • Explain the difference between plagiarism and copyright
  • Understand strategies to use to avoid plagiarism

Section 5: Refining a Search
Upon completing this section, students will be able to:

  • Recognize information that can change their information need
  • Know how to incorporate new information into the search process