Reference staff have recently completed a new suite of library tutorials dubbed “Information 101.” The series, consisting of 6 video tutorials, addresses the Library’s Information Management Competencies and aims to provide quick, demonstrative training in library use and research practices. We’ve previously written about the continuing need for improvement of health sciences students’ information literacy, and we hope these tutorials serve as a stepping stone towards that goal.
The Information 101 tutorials, found at http://guides.library.nymc.edu/howdoi, are:
Finding a Journal Article
Finding a Book
Defining Your Question: PICO
Selecting a Resource
Copyright & Plagiarism
The series is designed to be viewed in succession – links at the end of each tutorial direct the viewer to the next tutorial in the series. Each tutorial does, however, stand on its own for quick instruction. The “How Do I…?” page linked above also contains links to tip sheets and other tutorials for library services and specific databases.
In partnership with the School of Health Sciences and Practice, the Information 101 tutorials will be linked from Moodle and beginning in the Summer 2014 semester, required for all new SHSP students. Students will be held accountable for their completion of the series by submitting their tutorial quiz results to the SHSP Admissions office by email – a process that requires only the click of a button by the student from within each tutorial.
Librarians are always available for virtual or face-to-face instruction and assistance – call 914-594-4210, Ask Us, or schedule a consultation.
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