Handbook on Excellence in Learning and Pedagogy

COMPETENCY GROWTH PLAN IN INFORMATION LITERACY 
FOR STUDENTS MAJORING IN HISTORY 
(REV. 2002)

FRESHMAN

COMPETENCY
DESCRIPTION
STRATEGY ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
The student will be able to locate, understand, and use the major facilities, services, and research tools of the Library: card catalog, periodical indexes, reference works, microfilm readers, inter-library loans and reference librarians.

 

The student will be able to use the MLA Style of Documentation.

Basic Library Skills Workbook completed in CORE 100, and CORE 110 during the fall semester.

 

 

CORE 110: Effective Writing
- The student will write at least one paper requiring research.

1. The student completes with a grade of �Pass� the worksheets supplied with the Basic Library Skills Workbook.

- to identify the physical layout of the Library;

- to identify the Dewey Decimal System of classification used by the Library;

- to locate encyclopedias and dictionaries;

- to use the catalog and union catalogs;

- to identify and use Library of Congress subject headings;

- to locate and use periodicals and periodical indexes newspapers and newspaper indexes, book review indexes, and dictionaries.

2. The student develops and implements a simple search strategy.

3. The student distinguishes sources that provide facts from sources that present opinion, e.g., explains the difference between general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias.

4. The student compares and contrasts sources and discovers points of agreement and disagreement.

5. The student recognizes and author�s ownership of an idea opinion.

6. The student distinguishes popular from scholarly materials.

7. The student records bibliographic information and creates a correct bibliographic citation.

8. The student correctly uses and cites sources in at least one of the papers required in CORE 110.

 

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