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Research Papers & Presentations

Evaluating Resources

Evaluating Resources: Guides composed by Cornell University to help students evaluate the scholarly quality of General Resources, Journals, and Websites.

Primary and Secondary Sources: Need to know the difference between a primary and secondary source? Here are guides from University of California Berkeley, Princeton, Duke, and Purdue that will help you distinguish between the two and find the sources you need.

Other Resources:

Information Literacy

Information Literacy Tutorials

The Penn State University Libraries developed these modules to assist students in learning the concepts and skills necessary for using library databases, collections and resources.

 Information Literacy Video Tutorials

A YouTube video series developed by Pima Community College that discusses how to write research papers, the process of locating/evaluating/using/citing research materials, and issues associated with plagiarism. 

Information Literacy is the ability to find, use, evaluate, and articulate information. These skills are essential in order to achieve success in college and life. The resources below will assist you in better understanding Information Literacy and how to put it into practice. 

 National "Information Literacy" Standards

Information Literacy

  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and compentently.
  • Use information accurately and creatively.

Independent Learning

  • Pursue information related to personal interests.
  • Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of information.
  • Strive for excellence in informationseeking and knowledge generation.

Social Responsibility

  • Recognize the importance of information to a democratic society.
  • Practice ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.
  • Participate effectively in groups to pursue and generate information.