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Implementing the Information Literacy Tutorial in Your First Year Seminar

Practical advice and how-to information for incorporating the information literacy tutorial, The Lion's Guide To Research And The Library, in your first year seminar course.

Finding Books - Learning Outcomes

  • Identifying key places to search for books.
  • Understanding the organization of books in the library in order to locate a book in the library.
  • Constructing an appropriate search strategy in the library catalog.
  • Identify APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles and construction


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Finding Books Activities

  • Conduct group literature reviews covering different time periods of the same topic. Combine knowledge during a "research roundtable"
  • Keep a research log (document how topics evolve as you find information)
  • Citation chase a book or article in the course discipline
  • Fact check or find facts to support an editorial article
  • Locate and evaluate reviews of books in the discipline
  • Use the Finding Books worksheet to determine the best book on a topic in the discipline
  • Start a discussion about the relevance of books in your discipline. Have each student find a book on a relevant topic and read a review about that book. What does this add to the scholarly conversation on that topic?
  • Have students include citations in all discussion posts