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This research guide will:

  • Help you learn about the research process
  • Help you formulate a research topic and begin your research
  • Help you use the library's resources
  • Provide links to authoritative library databases
  • Guide you through the steps to continue your research and writing

Information Literacy Goals

Learners who are developing their information literate abilities do the following:

  • Consider research as open-ended exploration and engagement with information
  • Appreciate that a question may appear to be simple but still disruptive and important to research
  • Value intellectual curiosity in developing questions and learning new investigative methods
  • Maintain an open mind and a critical stance
  • Value persistence, adaptability, and flexibility and recognize that ambiguity can benefit the research process
  • Seek multiple perspectives during information gathering and assessment
  • Seek appropriate help when needed
  • Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information
  • Demonstrate intellectual humility (i.e., recognize their own intellectual or experiential limitations)

Source: ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education; Research As Inquiry Dispositions

ENG 121: Information Literacy

Purpose: To help students become self-aware learners and engage in independent inquiry and sustained, reflective thought

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