This is a six-part online information literacy tutorial that introduces you to skills you need to tackle the information overload that we all experience in the 21st century higher education information environment. For example, in Module 1 there is a comparison of web searching vs. using sources the Libraries provide. Knowing the differences can aid your academic success. Module 2 addresses choosing a subject for research; Module 3 introduces the use of Mountainlynx, the Libraries’ online catalog of holdings; Module 4 tackles finding both popular and scholarly articles; Module 5 offer pointers on using the web; and finally, Module 6 addresses plagiarism avoidance and .citing your sources with academic integrity. Each module includes a quiz which you can take to test your comprehension. The quiz results can be sent to interested professors if you wish.
This tutorial aims to help you understand how to steer clear of plagiarism. It has a quiz included so you can send results to a professor to demonstrate that you have learned how to manage academic citations in an effective manner.
This is a little online device which helps you learn to understand each component of an information source’s publication data. Once you type the elements such as author, title, journal name, date of publication, and page numbers into the device, you can select the citation style required in your department (such as MLA or APA.) It will set up the right order of the elements and then you can copy and paste the reference into a bibliography if you wish.
The Assignment Calculator allows you to type in the date an academic assignment is due and then it opens up a timeline for you to consider as you do the assignment. Suggestions for success at every step of the way to completion are listed. http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/instruction/assignmentcalculator/