When professors assign a project that requires research, they expect students to locate different types of academically legitimate sources appropriate to the assignment. Fortunately, our brave new digital world provides all the information you could ever hope to find right at your fingertips. The downside, however, is at least twofold. The first is information overload. A quick internet search can return millions of hits. How do you know what to read? The second is reliability. Information technology has not only revolutionized research by democratizing access, but also by democratizing production – anyone can create information (or disinformation) online. How do you know if the resource you have found is legitimate? Answering these questions requires training in contemporary information literacy skills. This course will teach students how to locate and evaluate scholarly resources quickly and effectively.
- Session 1: 10/03/2019 - 10/30/2019
- Session 2: 11/07/2019 - 12/11/2019