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Beaufort County Community College
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Library Research & Information Literacy Basics Tutorial

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Prime Researcher Resources

Catalog- is comprehensive and contains all media formats/source types. 

Databases- contain subject-based journals (periodicals), which publish scholarly articles. Many scholarly publications are peer-reviewed. Some databases contain primary sources, labs, ebooks, and/or other digital media. Most databases require access using either your Blackboard login credentials or a library card.

LibGuides are librarian-curated websites featuring library resources and educational content intended for faculty, students, and other researchers. Guides can be either informational (guides about library research, resources, and services) or research (specific curriculum-based guides).

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Essential library resources for learning, research, and creativity.

 

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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy

Authority is Constructed and Contextual

Information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility, and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used. Authority is constructed in that various communities may recognize different types of authority. It is contextual in that the information need may help to determine the level of authority required.

Information Creation as a Process

Information in any format is produced to convey a message and is shared via a selected delivery method. The iterative processes of researching, creating, revising, and disseminating information vary, and the resulting product reflects these differences.

Information Has Value

Information possesses several dimensions of value, including as a commodity, as a means of education, as a means to influence, and as a means of negotiating and understanding the world. Legal and socioeconomic interests influence information production and dissemination.

Research as Inquiry

Research is iterative and depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions whose answers in turn develop additional questions or lines of inquiry in any field.

Scholarship as Conversation

Communities of scholars, researchers, or professionals engage in sustained discourse with new insights and discoveries occurring over time as a result of varied perspectives and interpretations.

Searching as Strategic Exploration

Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops.