Welcome to the Search for the Skunk Ape: An Information Literacy Tutorial
Composition II (ENC1102) students: You have access to this tutorial in ANGEL in a Community Group. Look for it on your ANGEL Home page. When you do the tutorial in ANGEL, your scores will be collected in the gradebook for your instructor to see. Only complete the tutorial here on the webpage if you can’t use ANGEL. If you complete the tutorial here, you may print out a certificate at the end of each module for proof of completion.
This Skunk Ape tutorial is designed to help guide you through the research process using the Skunk Ape as your subject of research.
Let the Search for the Skunk Ape Begin!
Module 1: Getting Started
Purposes and audiences for research, forming a topic, forms of information
Module 2: Search Strategy
Background research, scholarly/peer-reviewed information, search tools
Module 3: Locating Resources
Finding books, finding articles, using databases
Module 4: Ethical Research
How to avoid plagiarism, citing sources
*If you will need a certificate of completion for the modules, do not use Google Chrome as your browser.
During this quest you will search for information about the mysterious ape creature, and along the way you will become more information literate. Being information literate means that you are able to:
What is in this for you? Attaining information literacy will help you get better grades, be more employable, and make better decisions because you can find and use information effectively.
Each module provides valuable information about the research process and demonstrates through interactive games, videos, and illustrations how to go about research assignments efficiently and successfully. There are also short quizzes that will help you (and possibly your professors) evaluate your understanding of the information, and will help the Library assess the effectiveness of the tutorial.
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