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Table of Contents

Introduction Introduction Module 4 Module 4: Finding Articles
Module 1 Module 1: Starting Smart Module 5 Module 5: Using the Web
Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic Module 6 Module 6: Citing Sources
Module 3 Module 3: Using the Catalog Help and General Information

introduction Introduction

Organization of LIT

Module 1 Module 1: Starting Smart

Introduction - skills to be learned
Information Overload
Types of Sources

Selecting Sources
Starting with the Library
Searching on the Web
End of "Starting Smart"

Module 2 Module 2: Choosing a Topic

Introduction - skills to be learned
Now, Get Curious!
Narrowing Your Topic
Narrowing a Topic
Brainstorm Some Keyword Terms
Your Brainstorming Terms
Online Databases
The Magic of Indexing
Keyword Searching
Using Keyword Searching

Types of Indexes
End of "Choosing a Topic"

Module 3 Module 3: Using the Catalog

Introduction - skills to be learned
Where's the Library Catalog
About the Library Catalog
A Library Book Record
Ways to Search in the Library Catalog
Title Search
Practice Searching by title
Keyword Search

Practice Searching by Keyword
Making the Most of Subject Searching
Making the Most of Subject Searching (continued)
Another Use for Subject Searching
Course Reserve Search
Your Assignment
Search Results
Where to Find a Book
Checking Out a Book
Your Library Account
End of "Using the Library Catalog"

Module 3 Module 4: Finding Articles

Introduction - skills to be learned
Popular Magazines or Scholarly Journals

Why Use an Online Database?
What Will an Online Database Do?
Types of Databases - General Indexes
Types of Databases - Subject Indexes
Where do I Find Online Databases?
Your Assignment (Sample Search)

Practice Searching a Database
To Find an Article

So what if ...
Journal title search
Have Skills That Travel
End of "Finding Articles"

module 5Module 5: Using the Web

Introduction - Skills to be learned
About the Web

To Use or Not to Use?
Locate It on the Web
Subject Directories
Library Subject Directories
About Search Engines
How Search Engines Work
Types of Search Engines
General Search Engines
Metasearch Engines
Specialized & New Generation Search Engines
Examples of Google Applications
Tips for Better Search Results
Refining Search Results - Using Phrases
Refining Search Results - Advanced Search
Judging What You Find
You Be the Judge!
Web 2.0 & Research
Social Bookmarking & Tagging
Tagging Examples
End of "Using the Web"

module 6Module 6: Citing Sources

Introduction - skills to be learned
Intellectual Property
Transmitting Ideas
Why Cite Your Sources
Plagiarism
Plagiarism? It's Your Call!
Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
And Then There's Copyright
Putting It All Together: Citing Tips
Parts of a Citation
Citation Styles
Examples of Citation Styles
Sample Bibliography
End of "Citing Sources"

Help and General Information

Terms (glossary)
LIT Help Topics
LIT User Guide for Western faculty
Project Development and Credits

Module choiceInput Help