Information Literacy

The ability to locate, evaluate and use information has always been important, but today with the explosion of online library and Internet resources, these abilities are more important than ever. Use these links to further help you find and evaluate information.

Be sure to contact a Librarian if you are in need of detailed research assistance. Feel free to utilize the reference services any time the Library is open.

Information Literacy Resources
Library of Congress Classification Outline Learn which classes cover which topic in this outline from the Library of Congress.
Worldcat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.
NYPL (Articles & Databases) Provides access to additional databases.  Any enrolled student in New York State is eligible for an NYPL library card (at no cost) which can be used to access the articles and databases.
Google Advanced Search Allows you to filter results similar to searching in a database.
Boolean Operators An overview from EBSCO for search strategies using Boolean operators with their databases.
Researching on the Internet A quick guide to using the internet to conduct research with some helpful links.
Evaluation During Reading How to evaluate bibliographic citations and Internet sources.
Library Catalogs in the Metro NY Area Allows you to view the holding at other local learning institutions.
Annotated Bibliographies From Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) step by step guide for preparing an annotated bibliography, including examples.

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