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Review Library Basics

Rutgers RIOT, a quick video tutorial

Five fast modules on finding, evaluating, and using information.  You may look at them individually or all together.


 

Introduction to approaching a paper topic and using some of the basic services provided by the Rutgers University Libraries.  Includes videos and exercises to build your research awareness.  More videos at http://libguides.rutgers.edu/videos.

 
 
 
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Mission and Goals for English 102

Course Mission Statement

 

In the transition from high school/general reading and writing to scholarly/academic reading and writing, undergraduate students require a basic knowledge of scholarly sources for secondary research.  The library sessions in English 102 provide you with an introduction to the resources of the Rutgers University Libraries as well as to methods of searching, evaluation of information sources, and MLA citation style.  For many undergraduates this is the only formal introduction to scholarly research you will receive at Rutgers-Newark, and you can use what you learn here in many of your other classes as well.

 

Outcome Goals

After this class, you will be able to:

  1. Find books in the Rutgers system.

  2. Find scholarly articles and other credible sources

  3. Evaluate information sources.

  4. Prepare a quick bibliography in MLA style.

 

Applicable Standards

  1. Association of College and Research Libraries Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education  http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm#stan
    • Standard Two:  The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
      • Performance indicators 2.1-2.5

  2. Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
    • Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and Standards for Accreditation, [Online Version updated March 2009 at http://www.msche.org/publications/CHX06_Aug08REVMarch09.pdf ](p. 42).  The document states that "information literacy is an essential component of any educational program at the graduate or undergraduate levels."  Applicable skills on the Middle States list include the ability to:
      • access information effectively and efficiently;
      • evaluate critically the sources and content of information.

  3. Support of University mission:
    • providing for the instructional needs of New Jersey’s citizens through its undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs

  4. Information Literacy Progression Standards (VALE-NJLA) 
    • Standard 2:  Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
    • Standard 3:  Evaluates and thinks critically about information.
    • Standard 4:  Uses information effectively for a specific purpose.
    • Standard 5:  Uses information ethically and legally.
    [Annotated version of standards for this course]
  


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