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Western Kentucky University

Information Literacy

Library faculty are available to teach information literacy and research skills. You may also schedule an appointment with your personal librarian and we'll show you what you need to know in order to get a good grade! Our goal is to help students be successful on term papers and research projects. We also cooperate with the Major-Specific University Experience classes.

For a class or an appointment, contact your personal librarian, E-mail Helm-Cravens Reference at web.reference@wku.edu, or E-mail Department of Library Special Collections at spcol@wku.edu.

Bryan Carson is the Coordinator of Research Instruction.
Contact Bryan at bryan.carson@wku.edu.

Video Transcript

Handouts & Links

bullet Research Tutorials
bullet Citations and Style Websites
Bullet Guides for Searching the Libraries' Web Site
bullet Research Guides
bullet Library Video
Bullet Audio Tour Podcast

Using Research Databases

bullet Database Brochure
bullet Database Search Tips
bullet Using Databases Off Campus
bullet Finding E-Journals with TDnet
bullet How to Read Library Call Numbers and Find Journal Articles

Finding & Using Information

bullet Evaluating Website Information
bullet Advanced Searching on Google
bullet How do I Tell the Difference Between Scholarly and Popular Periodicals?
bullet Basic Information Literacy Presentation 2013-2014 | PowerPoint format | PDF format
bullet Blackboard Site for University Experience Information Literacy

Research Instruction Statistics Form (From Qualtrics--WKU Libraries Use Only)

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 Last Modified 9/25/14