About the Information Literacy Tutorials & How to Use Them
About Information Literacy Tutorials
Information literacy is one of the keys to your success in college, your career and your personal life. Information literacy is both a process and practice that allows you to develop skills and competencies that are crucial to effective scholarship: determining information needs in problem-solving, creating strategies for finding relevant and reliable information, evaluating information critically, creating meaning from the information, and communicating that meaning effectively. The earlier you begin educating yourself to become information literate, the more likely you are to be an effective researcher, and hence a successful student and employee. We, at the Elihu Burritt Library, are committed to teaching information literacy and to helping you learn these skills in the applied setting of your courses. To that end, we've made a number of information literacy tutorials accessible to you, our CCSU student.
How to Use these Tutorials
The tutorial modules are formatted in lists on each page and further subdivided into separate units, as they are in the ProQuest tutorials. You will find the corresponding, customized CCSU library videos as well as other research tools and aids provided by the ProQuest Research Companion. This structure was developed in order to suggest the easiest way for you to follow the research process from start to finish or by selecting the research stage with which you might need extra help.
We have linked custom-made video recordings created by the instructional librarians from the Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). This subject guide is subject to change in format and content, depending upon how you, our CCSU student would like to use it.
Important Note: Please create an account (at no cost to you) with an ID and password for the ProQuest Research Companion component of these tutorials. Remember to store your ID and password in a secure place for future reference. The pages on which the tutorials are accessed will frequently "time out" and redirect you to a page that requires you to input your account ID and password in order to reaccess the tutorials, essentially "locking you out" of the program if you don't have an account.
Use the Tutorials
There are several phases in the research process. We've arranged these information literacy tutorials according to the following stages or phases:
Please do not hesitate to use the surveys listed on the last tab in order to request edits to this online tutorials instrument!