College Studies Part 2

Summer course provides foundation in information literacy

Part 2 of the College Studies course is presented as a series of video tutorials. The complete script is linked below, along with an example video. All of the videos will be available for viewing through a Swem Library LibGuide beginning in Fall 2017.

Links to Videos (coming):

1. Welcome to the World of Information

2. The Nature of Information and Research

  • 2.1 Choosing a research topic: The Pre-search

3. Some Ways of Thinking about Information

  • 3.1 Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Sources
  • 3.2 The Information Cycle

4. The Search for Information

  • 4.1 Search by Keyword
  • 4.2 Search by Browsing
  • 4.3 W&M Libraries and the Catalog
  • 4.4 Search the W&M Libraries’ Catalog
    • 4.4.1 Advanced Search
    • 4.4.2 Browsing the Catalog
    • 4.4.3 The Catalog Record
    • 4.4.4 Understanding Call Numbers
    • 4.4.5 Course Reserves
  • 4.5 Databases
    • 4.5.1 Find a Relevant Database
    • 4.5.2 Find Information Within a Database
  • 4.6 Special Collections Research Center
  • 4.7 Interlibrary Loan

5. The Evaluation of Information

  • 5.1 How Relevant is the Information Source?
  • 5.2 How Reliable is the Information Source?

6. The Ethical Use of Information

  • 6.1 Cite Your Information Sources
    • 6.1.1 Anatomy of a Citation
  • 6.2 Plagiarism
  • 6.3 Citation Tools
  • 6.4 Copyright, Fair Use, Open Licenses

7. Assistance and More Resources

  • 7.1 W&M Libraries Website
  • 7.2 Swem Library Research Desk and Research Consultations
  • 7.3 Writing Resources Center
  • 7.4 Reeder Media Center
  • 7.5 Lynda.com