How to Start
Welcome to Delaware County Community College Library's 'General Library Research Tutorial'. The tutorial consists of six modules to help you develop your information-seeking and evaluation skills for your Delaware County Community College courses. The tutorial takes between 2 - 4 hours and does not have to be completed in one sitting.
FIRST - Read the overall Learning Objectives for Tutorial (at right).
SECOND - Begin with Module 1 and read each module in order. Before beginning a module, read its learning objectives first.
THIRD - When you have read the entire tutorial, test your understanding and mastery of the concepts (see below for more information).
Module 1 - Orientation to Delaware County Community College Library Services
Module 2 - A Search Strategy for Research Papers and Speeches
Module 3 - Introduction to Types of Information
Module 4 - Searching a Database
Module 5 - Citing Sources & Fair Use
Module 6 - Using and Evaluating Internet Sources
Learning Objectives for Tutorial
This tutorial prepares you to --
- Determine when information is needed and find it efficiently using a variety of reference sources.
- Evaluate the quality of the information.
- Use the information effectively for an appropriate purpose.
- Employ appropriate technologies to create an information-based product.
- Use information ethically and legally.
Assess Your Mastery
Test your knowledge before you begin the tutorial (pre-test) or after you've finished it (post-test) by completing the quiz found on the toolbar.
In addition, your professor may require you to complete a different assignment for your course and will provide you with directions.