Quick Links for Instructors
Quick Links for Students
Tired of typing all those numbers when you search for online resources: ebooks or articles? You can save yourself the hassle by creating an "autologin" on your office or home computer. Check out the link below to find out how to simplify your searching.
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Information Literacy at the U/CL
Information literacy is a process, a library instruction session is but one step.
Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines, to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners to master content and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning.
An information literate individual is able to:
- Determine the extent of information needed
- Access the needed information
- Evaluate information and its sources critically
- Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base
- Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and access and use information ethically and legally
For more on Information Literacy and how educators can incorporate competency standards into their courses and assignments, please visit this link.
Scheduling tips for Instructors
We offer a variety of information literacy sessions; from basic orientations on traditional and online library resources and services to subject-specific research techniques. Additionally, an online information literacy guide can be personalized for your courses or a specific-assignment based on your students' research needs, which can be embedded in D2L. Tours of the physical library are also available upon request.
An information literacy session should be scheduled at least a week in advance. Classes are 45-60 minutes; tours are 30 minutes.
The Library requires instructors to accompany their students for face-to face sessions as it has been proven to enhance the effectiveness of instruction. If your students are working on a specific assignment, we can tailor our invaluable resources to their research needs. We look forward to working with you and your students!
To schedule a session, please use this link. You may also find it on the library's website:
- Go to the U/C Library home page: http://ucl.broward.edu
- Find "Library Instruction" on the right side of the page under "Services"
3501 SW Davie Road, Bldg.17
Davie, FL 33314
954.201.6653 or 6223
Research Quick Links
Below are quick access links to search for topics, print books, electronic books, and online articles.