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VBHEC: Types of Library Instruction

Norfolk State University (NSU) students who may be attending classes at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center (VBHEC) will be able to interact with various aspects of the library to assist in their research and ability to access online information.

Types of Information Literacy Instruction

Research Strategy

Points covered: Brainstorm topic, narrow topic, and identify keywords. 
Duration: 20 minutes


Basic Catalog

Points Covered: Using call numbers to locate items. 
Duration: 20 minutes


Popular vs. Scholarly

Points Covered: Difference between journals and magazines; Referred/peer-reviewed and scholarly; Ulrich. 
Duration: 15 minutes


Web Evaluation

Points Covered: Looking for CRAAP = Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose. 
Duration: 50 minutes


APA and MLA Styles Plagiarism

Points covered: Citation styles, creating a reference and in-text citation, and why cite. 
Duration: 30 minutes


Basic Database Searching

Points covered: Using databases to find articles on topics, retrieving Full-text articles, and limiter. 
Duration: 30 minutes


Advanced Research

Points covered: Field searching, Boolean logic, and subject specific Research, truncation, and database interface. 
Duration: 40 minutes

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