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Information Literacy

The mission of information literacy at WKU Libraries is to introduce students to research strategies and guide them to become active learners. WKU Libraries will support and facilitate the exploration and navigation of tools for learning, research, and the creative process.

 Students: Save Time, Reduce Stress, Get Help Starting a Paper or Research Project

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bullet Your Personal Librarian help you succeed, save stress and time, and get better grades on papers and projects by showing you what you need to know to start your research.

bullet We have a librarian who works with every department and every program on campus. Click here for list.

bullet Contact your Personal Librarian directly, E-mail Helm-Cravens Reference at web.reference@wku.edu, or Special Collections at spcol@wku.edu.

Evidence & Argument

Evidence & Argument QEPEvidence & Argument, WKU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), articulates a single student learning goal, namely that WKU students will bring evidence and argument to life through written, oral, and visual means. Students will apply and adapt this learning to their professional, social, and personal lives.

This goal is linked to three student learning outcomes:

1. WKU students will demonstrate the ability to gather sound and relevant evidence to address an issue (Evidence-Gathering)

2. WKU students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and synthesize the assembled evidence. (Sense-Making)

3. WKU students will demonstrate the ability to articulate a logical and supported argument based on this analysis. (Argumentation)

 Faculty: Have a Library Faculty member Talk to your Class About Research

Research instruction class at WKU LibrariesComputer Classroom learning at WKU bullet Library faculty will teach your students to use relevant and reliable evidence for research.

Click here to schedule a class.

bullet We have a librarian who works with every department and every program on campus. Click here for list.

bullet Library faculty will show students to use good search techniques in academic research databases.

bullet Library faculty will help students understand and evaluate the various types of resources that are available and learn the basics of research.

Handouts & Links

bullet How can WKU Libraries Help Me?

bullet Guides for Searching the Libraries' Web Site

bullet Research Guides

bullet One-Search Library Catalog (guide) (video)

bullet How to Read Library of Congress Call Numbers

bullet Evaluating Website Information

bullet Advanced Searching on Google

bullet How do I Tell the Difference Between Scholarly and Popular Periodicals?

Evaluation Form for Library Instruction Sessions

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

bullet  Evaluation Form for Library Instruction Sessions

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

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 Last Modified 11/1/17