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Module Choice Page
Module One: Choosing Sources
Introduction
Information Overload
Types of Information Sources
  
  
Magazines
   Journals
   Newspapers

   Books
   The LCC Library Catalog
   Encyclopedias
   Research Databases
   World Wide Web
Selecting Sources
Starting with Your College Library
Starting with the Web
ThinkFast Game
End of Module One
Module One Quiz
Module Two: Creating a Search Strategy
Introduction
Now, Get Curious!
Narrowing Your Topic

Brainstorming
Searching in the Computer Age
The Power of Indexing
Subject Searching
Keyword Searching
   Connectors
   Phrase Searching
   Boolean Operators
   Truncation and Wildcards

   Nesting
Types of Search Tools
End of Module Two
Module Two Quiz
Module Three: Using the Library Catalog

Introduction
Locating the LCC Library Catalog
About the Catalog
Catalog Book Record
Ways to Search the Catalog
Subject Search
Title Search
Author Search

Journal Title Search
Keyword Search
Electronic Books
Course Reserves Search
Checking Out Library Materials
My Account
End of Module Three
Module Three Quiz

Module Four: Finding Articles in Research Databases

Introduction
Periodicals
   Magazines
   Newspapers
   Journals

Why Use a Research Database?
What Will a Research Database Do?
Locating Research Databases
Accessing Library Research
  Databases
Selecting an Appropriate Research
  Database

Using Research Databases
   Practice searching a research database
   How to Find the Full Text if Not
      Available
  
Finding Full TextGeneral OneFile's
      Full-Text Options Link

Research Database Skills That
  Travel!
End of Module Four
Module Four Quiz
Module Five: Using the Web
Introduction
About the Web
   The Internet
  
Groups on the Web
  
URLs
  
Domain Names
  
More Dots!
To Use or Not to Use?
Locate It on the Web
Using URLs
Subject Directories: Commercial
Subject Directories: Library

About Search Engines
Search Engines: Google
Metasearch Engines
Tips for Better Search Results
Refining Web Results
Shortcuts
Evaluating What You Find
Your Turn to Evaluate!
End of Module Five
Module Five Quiz

Module Six: Citing Sources
Introduction
Transmitting Ideas
Typical Parts of a Citation

Writing Style Guides
Plagiarism
Plagiarism? It's Your Call
Five Tips for Avoiding Plagiarism
And Then There's Copyright
End of Module Six
Module Six Quiz
Appendices and Documentation

Definitions
Resources for Librarians and
  Educators
Use of LINKS
 

Objectives for all Modules of LINKS
Project Development and Credits
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Directory Descriptions

   

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