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Module 1 : Choosing Sources

Module 1 | Choosing Sources
This module covers types of information sources you can use for your topic. When you have completed this section of LINKS you should be able to:
  • identify a variety of information sources

  • identify characteristics of library resources

  • identify characteristics of information on the Web

Module 2 : Creating a Search Strategy Module 2 | Creating a Search Strategy
This module covers topic selection and how to
create a search strategy. When you have completed this section of LINKS you should be able to:
 
  • broaden or narrow a topic

  • identify keywords for a topic

  • understand the difference between keyword and
    subject searching

  • use phrase searching, connectors, truncation, wildcards and nesting in constructing a search strategy

Module 3 : Using the Library Catalog Module 3 | Using the Library Catalog
This module covers how to search the LCC Library catalog
. When you have completed this section of LINKS you should be able to:
 
  • recognize that the catalog contains more than books

  • find books by title, author, or subject heading

  • find books on a topic using a Keyword search

  • find periodicals by using a Periodical/Journal Title search

  • identify the location of books or periodicals

  • read a call number and use it to find items in the library

  • find an item placed on reserve using a Reserves search

Module 4 : Finding Articles in Research Databases Module 4 | Finding Articles in Research Databases
This module covers how to find articles in research databases. When you have completed this section of LINKS you should be able to:
 
  • distinguish between magazines and journals

  • choose an appropriate research database

  • use a research database to identify an article on a topic

  • use a research database's printing and email functions

  • use options to locate the full text of an article

Module 5 : Using the Web Module 5 | Using the Web
This module covers how to find information on the Web
.
When you have completed this section of LINKS you should be able to:
 
  • understand the organization of the Internet

  • identify the major types of websites

  • use search engines, metasearch engines and subject directories to search the Web

  • use special tricks to improve your search results

  • interpret and evaluate web search engine results

Module 6 : Citing Sources Module 6 | Citing Sources
This module covers citing sources, plagiarism, and copyright. When you have completed this section of LINKS you should be able to:
 
  • describe when to cite sources used in your work

  • recognize different parts of a citation

  • list ways to avoid plagiarism

  • understand the reasons for copyright

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