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LOGAN UNIVERSITY Library Research Guides
The information literate student is able to:
cite the contributing work of others in their own information production;
contribute to scholarly conversation at an appropriate level, such as local online community, guided discussion, undergraduate research journal, conference presentation/poster session;
identify barriers to entering scholarly conversation via various venus;
critically evaluate contributions made by others in participatory information environments;
identify the contribution that particular articles, books, and other scholarly pieces make to disciplinary knowledge;
summarize the changes in scholarly perspective over time on a particular topic within a specific discipline;
recognize that a given scholarly work may not represent the only or even the majority perspective on the issue.
Logan Writing Center (LWC)
LWC can help with any stage of the writing process, from understanding the assignment to brainstorming to polishing a final draft.
Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab
This popular website is a go-to for students seeking help with general writing, subject-specific writing, research, and citations.
Guide to Grammar and Style: Jack Lynch
User-friendly alphabetized list of topics ranging from grammar and punctuation to word choice, thesis statements, and transitions.
Information literate learners:
recognize they are often entering into an ongoing scholarly conversation and not a finished conversation;
seek out conversations taking place in their research area;
see themselves as contributors to scholarship rather than only consumers of it;
recognize that scholarly conversations take place in various venues;
suspend judgment on the value of a particular piece of scholarship until the larger context for the scholarly conversation is better understood;
understand the responsibility that comes with entering the conversation through participatory channels;
value user-generated content and evaluate contributions made by others;
recognize that systems privilege authorities and that not having a fluency in the language and process of a discipline disempowers their ability to participate and engage.