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WRT 160 - Library Instruction Resources

Online Library Instruction Module
These tutorials are for on-campus WRT 160 classes and should be completed AFTER your library class session.  Online-only sections of WRT 160, please see your professor for access to your library material.
  1. Tutorial 1: Types of Information Sources and Their Uses Lesson
  2. Tutorial 2: Evaluating Resources Lesson
  3. Tutorial 3: Finding a specific item (aka "Known Item Searching")
  4. Final Exam: Assesses your understanding of content delivered both during your face-to-face session and in the online tutorials.


Student Learning Outcomes for WRT 160 Library
GOAL 1:
Students will learn the importance of using an effective search strategy. At the end of the IL modules, students will be able to . . .
  • apply effective keyword search skills to find results in an online database.
  • identify at least two methods for finding resources related to a specific database record.
  • demonstrate at least two strategies for broadening or narrowing a research topic based on search results.

GOAL 2:
Students will gain an understanding of the value of resource evaluation. At the end of the IL modules, students will be able to . . .
  • identify the main uses of, and reasons to use, at least two types of information sources that are available via the library.
  • evaluate any source—print or digital—for authority, currency, relevancy, accuracy, objectivity, and appropriateness to their level of research.
  • read and interpret a database record to determine an item's publication date, publication type, and general topic.
  • evaluate database search results for relevancy to their research topics.
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Kresge Library
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ref@oakland.edu
248.370.4426

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