Information literacy is the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. Education in these skills is a central goal of the library program at UW-Manitowoc. Please contact Anthony Sigismondi if you would like to arrange to have an instructional session. This can be held either in the classroom or in the F139 teaching lab for a hands-on session.
The topics listed below are particularly helpful for the academic success of feshmen and sophomore students. A session may include more than one topic and can provide time for student practice, depending upon the length of the class. More information is available from the links provided.
- Developing a Research Plan
- Using Search@UW for Research
- Introduction to Library Databases
- Evaluating Information
- Writing Citations and Bibliographies
Other topics include copyright and fair use, finding and using images for posters and presentations, advanced online search techniques, using bibliographic management software (Noodletools, Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley), or library research in a certain discipline, for example, history, biology, or psychology. Peggy Turnbull can develop an instructional session or library guide on any information topic. Contact her with questions or suggestions.
See Association of College & Research Libraries Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.