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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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