How to Start
Welcome to the FLCC Charles J. Meder Library's Library Research Tutorial. The tutorial consists of eight modules to help you develop your information-seeking and evaluation skills for your FLCC courses. The tutorial takes between 2 - 4 hours and does not have to be completed in one sitting. All of the modules can be reviewed as often as necessary.
Begin with Module 1 and read each module in order. Each module builds on the previous module. Before beginning a module, read its learning objectives first.
When you have read the entire tutorial, test your understanding and mastery of the concepts (see below for more information).
Module 1 - Orientation to FLCC Charles J. Meder Library
Module 2 - Introduction to Types of Information
Module 3 - Searching a Database
Module 4 - Understanding Citations
Module 5 - Using Internet Sources
Module 6 - Evaluating Sources of Information
Module 7 - Information Ethics: Citing Sources and Fair Use
Module 8 - A Search Strategy for Research Papers and Speeches
Assess Your Mastery
Learning Objectives for Tutorial
The tutorial overall prepares students to --
- Determine when information is needed and how to find it efficiently using a variety of reference sources.
- Evaluate the quality of the information.
- Use the information effectively for an appropriate purpose.
- Use information ethically and legally.