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WRT 160 - Library Instruction Resources

Supplemental 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
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.

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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For Technical Assistance with Online Module..
Contact Katie Greer, First-Year Experience Librarian, at greer@oakland.edu.


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