Information Literacy

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Information Formats – Part 2

This is the 2nd video in a two-part series from Portland State University on information formats. It discusses several kinds of formats in more detail: newspapers, magazines, journals, books, and reference.

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Introduction to PCC Library resources

This interactive tutorial will introduce students to the PCC Library and give them experience accessing library resources and services.

To get your own copy of the tutorial: Please click on the form link below and fill it out so we will know who is making copies of our tutorials and can send you critical updates in the future. You’ll then be taken automatically to a page where you can make a copy of the tutorial for use in your class. You will be able to modify your copy of the tutorial to tailor it to your course and can see your students’ responses.

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How to use JSTOR, a large collection of scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles strongest in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Keyword hot potato exercise

Students often struggle most with finding relevant sources on their topic because they are entering entire sentences into a database or are using terms that don’t match how authors would describe their topic. The purpose of this activity is to give students experience brainstorming keywords for a particular topic. It also helps to demonstrate that the initial terms they come up with to describe their topic may not necessarily be the terms authors will use to write about the topic.

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