Welcome! This guide is intended to give you a general overview of what is expected of you as a college student doing research for an academic assignment. Use the tabs along the top to navigate to each area.
The information literacy puzzle is composed of six pieces. First, define task. What is your assignment. problem or question. Second, identify options. What kinds of information will you need and where will you find it? Third, select sources. How do you search for them and which should you choose? Fouth, analyze content. What did you find and what does it mean? Fifth, present findings. How will you organize and communicate what you learned? And finally, evaluate. Is your research process leading to relevant and useful results?