All resources in Hagerstown Information Literacy
This interactive learning module teaches students how to avoid plagiarism. Upon completing this module, students will understand the definition of plagiarism as well as what and when to cite. Adapted from Clark College's IRIS Avoid Plagiarism tutorial.
Material Type: Assessment, Interactive, Lesson, Module
Here you’ll find extensive support for APA, MLA, and Chicago documentation styles. This section features instructional videos that show you how to set up your papers in APA, MLA, and Chicago formats, interactive checklists, and visual support for both in-text documenting and referencing at the end of your paper. If you’re new to documentation or just need a refresher, the Citations & Documentation area can help.
Material Type: Module
The standard citation style guide book for the fields of business, education, health science, public service, and social science is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010. The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes the manual. We commonly refer to it as "the APA Manual". The business, education, health science, public service, and social science departments at IRSC recommend APA format for papers written in these fields. Two types of citations are included in most research papers: citations within the text of the document and a list of reference citations at the end of the paper. In-Text Citations: The APA Manual uses the author-date citation system for in-text citations. Reference Citations: The sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper. The APA Manual suggests using the title, References, for the list.
Material Type: Reading
Read Faster, Understand More: Advanced Academic Reading Skills for English Language Learners Compiled by Timothy Krause(View Complete Item Description)
ESOL Reading Level 8 ESOL 260 This advanced academic reading curriculum for English language learners features eight units, each focusing on a different reading skill. Each unit includes presentation slides with a graphic organizer for taking notes; two readings with comprehension questions; academic vocabulary exercises of terms drawn from the readings; and an extension activity. Materials include student textbook, teacher textbook (with answer key and Quizlet links), and presentation slides. Course Description Presents reading as a process that involves determination of purpose, selection and adjustment of strategies, analysis and reflection of underlying meanings, and integration of prior knowledge with new knowledge to address the purpose. Covers content comprehension, textual analysis, critical thinking skills, study skills, and language analysis at the high advanced level. Includes reading diverse texts for a variety of purposes. Includes finding themes and main ideas, analyzing figurative language, summarizing, paraphrasing, evaluating sources and analyzing arguments, inferencing, and using context clues, word forms and common affixes. Prerequisites: ESOL placement test OR successful completion of ESOL 250 AND concurrent enrollment in or completion of (ESOL 252 and ESOL 254) or placement into (ESOL 262 and ESOL 264). Audit available. Intended Outcomes for the course Understand the development of reading as a process that involves determination of purpose, selection and adjustment of strategies, analysis and reflection of underlying meanings, and integration of prior with new knowledge to address the purpose. Acquire and use words and phrases found in high advanced-level academic and everyday texts. Accurately read high advanced level academic and everyday texts which include dense or long complex sentences and paragraphs with appropriate pacing, phrasing, and expression. Choose from a range of strategies, including some sophisticated ones and integrate them to monitor and/or enhance text comprehension. Form and express an opinion and draw conclusions based on the information found in high advanced-level academic and everyday texts.
Material Type: Lesson, Textbook
This site contains links to PDF and Word versions of workbooks, along with supplemental materials, for ESOL Writing 6: Paragraph to Essay Workbook and ESOL Writing 8: Academic Essays and Research. Writing 6 Course Description: Review of the writing process and development of the essay. Covers descriptive, narrative, process, and comparison/contrast essays. Review of verb tenses, sentence types, punctuation, and spelling patterns. Introduction to adverb and adjective clauses, reported speech, passive voice, and gerunds and infinitives. Writing 8 Course Description: Develops upper-advanced writing skills. Includes grammar and mechanics, and builds upon expository essay styles by introducing outside research. Explores concepts including but not limited to the cultural expectations related to a U.S. academic environment with an increased emphasis on basic research conventions. This is the fifth course of a five-course sequence.
Material Type: Lecture, Textbook
To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. By the end of this unit you will be able to Define Information Literacy, Define the four domains that fall under Metaliterate Learners, Identify a lack of knowledge in a subject area, Identify a search topic/question and define it using simple terminology, Articulate current knowledge on a topic, Recognize a need for information and data to achieve a specific end and define limits to the information need, and Manage time effectively to complete a search.
Material Type: Full Course, Textbook
During your studies you will frequently be asked to write a paper. For such a paper you will need information, but how do you get it? What exactly do you need? Where can you find it? How do you go about it? Almost anyone can use Google, of course, but more is expected of a TU Delft student! We challenge you to go beyond using the popular search engines. This instruction will help you discover what there is to learn about information skills.
Material Type: Full Course
Good researchers have a host of tools at their disposal that make navigating today’s complex information ecosystem much more manageable. Gaining the knowledge, abilities, and self-reflection necessary to be a good researcher helps not only in academic settings, but is invaluable in any career, and throughout one’s life. The Information Literacy User’s Guide will start you on this route to success.The Information Literacy User’s Guide is based on two current models in information literacy: The 2011 version of The Seven Pillars Model, developed by the Society of College, National and University Libraries in the United Kingdom and the conception of information literacy as a metaliteracy, a model developed by one of this book’s authors in conjunction with Thomas Mackey, Dean of the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College. These core foundations ensure that the material will be relevant to today’s students.The Information Literacy User’s Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves. This book helps students examine their roles as information creators and sharers and enables them to more effectively deploy related skills. This textbook includes relatable case studies and scenarios, many hands-on exercises, and interactive quizzes.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Textbook
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: develop and research a topic of global significance; recognize authorsŰŞ arguments and the political, social and economic motivations behind their work; demonstrate the ability to locate, interpret and cite the relevant and appropriate information resources on a topic; and, demonstrate an understanding of the information research process.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl
Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Lecture Notes, Lesson Plan, Reading, Syllabus
This freshman course explores the scientific publication cycle, primary vs. secondary sources, and online and in-print bibliographic databases; how to search, find, evaluate, and cite information; indexing and abstracting; using special resources (e.g. patents) and "grey literature" (e.g. technical reports and conference proceedings); conducting Web searches; and constructing literature reviews.
Material Type: Full Course
This course primarily introduces learners to the evolutions that information as a product has gone through with respect to its creation, use, dissemination, and management along with its impact on the development and history of societies. The module covers several issues about information and society’s evolutions over time driven by technological advancements. It is designed in order to empower learners and equip them with the necessary skills on its strategic use.
Material Type: Module
A series of interactive tutorials on information literacy including types of sources, search strategies, rethinking a search, evaluating online information, giving credit for others' ideas, popular vs. scholarly sources, anatomy of a scholarly article, and using mind maps to focus a topic.
Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Interactive
This activity helps students evaluate their own authority on a particular subject so that they can begin to understand how authority is created and effectively evaluate the authority of other sources they encounter. Additional evaluation criteria is also introduced.
Material Type: Lesson Plan
Plagiarism and copyright abuse have increased greatly as more and more people are producing content online. Learn how to use information correctly to create quality content while protecting the intellectual property of others.
Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Reading
The intent of this OER is twofold: to offer a free or low cost quality text to our students in a one-unit information literacy course and to offer a starting place to anyone who wishes to develop their own class or OER.
Material Type: Textbook
This first-year writing text covers reading, the writing process, summarizing, rhetorical analysis, argument, the research process, and citation
Material Type: Textbook
Composition 2 is an expository writing course requiring more advanced writing skills than Composition 1, yet reviewing and incorporating some of the same skills. This course teaches research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of persuasive prose including documented and researched argumentative essays. A major component of this course will be an emphasis on the research process and information literacy.
Material Type: Full Course, Textbook