The project for this class is to evaluate a policy, practice, or law of the student's own choosing based on three set criteria with evidence to support why the practice, policy, or law is effective and appropriate, or not effective and inappropriate. Students will need sources that identify the exact details of their particular law, practice, or policy, and evidence sources that will back up their judgment of that particular policy, practice, or law.
Our library session today will familiarize you with the wide selection of research and academic materials available to you through Pearsall Library. We have much more than what you see within our walls available through our electronic resources.
Today we will introduce you to the types of information we have available, show you some of the library database and internet search tools, and help you develop skills for finding and evaluating information.
Most important of all, please ask a librarian or library staff member for assistance at any time. We can save you valuable time and energy and point you in the right direction. We are here for YOU.
Wesleyan College Information Competencies
The ability to locate information efficiently and use it effectively is an essential factor in the success of our graduates’ personal and professional lives. For students to be successful at Wesleyan and in their lives and careers, it is essential that they develop information literacy skills. These include the ability to recognize the need for information, and to locate, evaluate, organize, interpret, and communicate information in all formats.
The information competent student:
1. Determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
2. Finds and uses search tools effectively, efficiently.
3. Locates and obtains the information.
4. Critically evaluates the information retrieved before using it.
5. Organizes, Synthesizes, integrates, and ethically/legally applies information.