Proposed Levels of Training
Introduction to the
Library, including a tour, an explanation of the classification system, and
basic overviews of the online catalog and journal indexes.
training on using the library resources for research.
Training on resources
for research in specific
General concepts about
intellectual freedom and social / political / economic issues affecting
information and research.
organization of materials in the LCSC Library. Understand how to use
the Library of Congress classification
integrity of information resources, equipment, systems and facilities.
Understand the policies governing the use of each.
Know the basic
organization, features and capabilities of the Library Catalog. Use location information in the bibliographic
record to retrieve locally owned resources.
Know the basic
organization, features and capabilities of general journal indexes. Use location information in
the bibliographic record to retrieve online or locally owned resources.
Know when to
search the Web, some tools to use, and how to evaluate the results.
information is formally and informally produced, organized, and
disseminated. Identify the value and differences of potential
resources in a variety of formats (e.g., multimedia, database, website,
data set, audio/visual, book, journal). Differentiate between
primary and secondary sources. Understand that information is also
available from other
unpublished sources, including experts,
agencies and information networks.
For Outreach Students.
Discover the Library services and resources available to distance students
and how to access them.
understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and does not represent work
attributable to others as one’s own. Demonstrate an understanding of
intellectual property, copyright, and fair use of copyrighted material.
Select an appropriate documentation style and use it consistently to cite
Understand the access
points to information sources (e.g., author, title, call number, subject,
keyword). Recognize the components of a citation and differentiate
between types of resources cited, such as a book, periodical, or
government document, as well as the format (e.g., electronic or print).
Identify the nature of a given information need. Formulate a general research question. Understand that topic focus is evolutionary and changes during the course of investigation. Explore general information resources to increase familiarity with the topic. Refine the focus of the information need.
that information seeking takes time, flexibility, diligence, and practice,
and that skills are learned over time. Define a realistic overall
plan and timeline to acquire the needed information.
Examine and compare information from various sources in order to evaluate validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias.
Use online search techniques and tools (such as Boolean operators and symbols, limiting capabilities, and truncation) to locate relevant citations and information to further refine, expand or narrow a search, as needed. Evaluate search results, and revise search strategy as needed. Advanced searches on catalog and advanced searches in journal databases.
availability of needed information and make decisions on broadening the
information seeking process beyond local resources (e.g., interlibrary
loan or using resources at other locations). Use locally owned resources
to locate information sources in the global information environment.
Understand the nature
and use of controlled vocabulary for accessing information.
Finding Resources in
Psychology. Know the basic organization, features and capabilities
of Psychology-subject reference resources. Distinguish between
primary and secondary sources in Psychology and evaluate their
appropriateness to the information need. Realize that information
may need to be constructed with raw data from primary sources, including
surveys, interviews, and experimentation. Use discipline-specific
controlled vocabularies to access subject-specific databases.
Construct advanced Boolean search statements to locate relevant citations.
Finding Resources in Nursing. Know the advantages and disadvantages of using full-text article databases and citation health databases for searching. Identify the major journal article databases in the area of Nursing that are available at LCSC. Understand the importance of using keyword searching in a full-text database. Structure a search statement using syonyms and plural forms of the terms describing the major concepts in the search. Understand the importance of using subject headings in a citation database search. Identify 3 different strategies for locating the valid subject terms for the database.
3B - 3G:
Tutorials for Business,
Education, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.
Identify and discuss
issues related to censorship and freedom of speech.
Understand the social /
political / economic issues affecting information, such as:
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