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Guide to the JWU North Miami Campus Library: Library Instruction

This guide provides an orientation to the basic services, research tools, and materials available in the JWU North Miami Library.

Schedule Instruction

Faculty can schedule a library instruction session for their class by calling:

305-892-7043

-or-

by emailing their liaison librarian

Information Literacy

What is Information Literacy? 

Information Literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand (National Forum on Information Literacy).

Read more at National Forum on Information Literacy

Menu for Classes

Option #1: Strategic Information Seeking Length: 60 minutes

Session Goals:

· To provide students with hands-on experience evaluating the validity of information found on the Web.

· To demonstrate to students the choices of information sources available for their research needs.

· To assist students in gaining the skills needed to determine their individual information needs, choose an appropriate information source, and put gathered information into action.

Option #2 Research Skills Length: 60 minutes

Session Goals:

· To gain knowledge of how to navigate JWU LibGuides and its resources.

· To provide hands-on experience choosing keywords to perform  database searching.

· To clarify the differences of scholarly and popular periodicals and to have students learn appropriate usage of each periodical resource type.

Option #3: Course Specific Length 60 minutes

Session Goals:

· To provide students with subject and/or assignment specific resources for their research.

· To assist student’s in deepening their research skills and expertise of recovery of information resources within a specific subject area.

Subject Guide

Nicole Covone
Contact:
305-892-7043 Call

786-704-8944 Text