Welcome to this research guide for LIS1012 Introduction to Information Literacy: The Academic Library and Research. This guide will help you find resources that you can use for your course project. A limited number of pre-selected sources will be provided, as the objective of the course is for the student to use library databases, catalogs, and other reference materials to locate and access academic, scholarly sources independently. The How-To page provides answers to some frequently asked questions. Be sure to take a look at the Writing Helps page.
Information literacy has been defined as “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning” (Association of College & Research Libraries). Upon completing this course, you will have developed the skills to find, access, evaluate, analyze, and use information ethically and legally for any need in your studies, personal life, or ministry. This course is foundational to your entire college career, as well as your life’s work, and is designed to introduce you to concepts such as where information comes from; how it is organized, discovered, and used; and how it is communicated by adapting, applying, and representing new ideas.
Global University does not necessarily agree with all the views represented in the resources in this guide. These are provided for the student to contrast and compare with the Biblical text and ideas presented in the Global University IST.
Hi! My name is Russ Langford. I am the professor for the Introduction to Information Literacy course. Feel free to ask any question you might have about the course. This short document explains the theory and practices behind the Global University Instructional Design that seeks to approximate the interaction of a classroom professor with students.