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Web vs. Page 1+
Assignment: Provide a search topic to students. Have students search for relevant information using the web and then using the library database Page 1+. Have students compare the results from the two searches.
Popular vs. Scholarly Articles
Assignment: Have students compare two articles on the same topic, one from a popular magazine and one from a scholary journal, in terms of content, bias, style and audience.
The Library is dedicated to ensuring that graduates of Georgian College achieve an appropriate level of information literacy (IL) following the Association of College and Research Libraries' (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." (ACRL, 2014)
Want your students to use more than Google?
Connect them to a Program Research Guide that highlights:
A Georgian College study examined 500 students' perceptions and attitudes toward information literacy and tested their research in critical analysis skills.
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Students: A Measure of the Effectiveness of Information Literacy Initiatives in Higher Education
Author: Amanda Duncan (Institutional Researcher) & Jennifer Varcoe (Special Projects Librarian) at Georgian College
Published by: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)
The Library offers a variety of information literacy and library instruction services, such as:
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