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Information Literacy

Information Literacy Classes

The Downs-Jones Library offers a variety of on-demand classes to meet the information literacy needs of Huston-Tillotson students and faculty. The information covered within each class can be tailored to meet the needs of specific groups, and faculty are encouraged to request multiple sessions for their classes.

 

Course Descriptions

Accessing and Utilizing eBooks and Audiobooks

  • Offers a basic overview of how to search for and access eBooks using the library’s online collections

Art Skills and Development

  • Offers a basic overview of locating information on art resources in the Downs-Jones Library databases, in-house artifacts, and beyond

Basic Skills Reviews

  • Provides a guide to library resources to help students strengthen their core skills in a variety of subject areas including math, reading, grammar, and science

Citing Sources: MLA and APA

  • Covers why to cite information, how to paraphrase, and how to create MLA and APA in-text citations and bibliographies

Copyright and Fair Use

  • Explains how to correctly use copyrighted information in and out of the classroom

Evaluating News Sources

  • Considers ways to detect fake and unreliable news sources by emphasizing critical thinking and evaluation skills and being aware of common errors in judgment

Exploring Academic Research

  • Distinguishes academic research from popular sources of information, and provides a guide to the library’s books and databases, as well as considering resources available on the open web. Highlights common errors in judgment and critical thinking, emphasizing supporting evidence and proper citation

Family History and Genealogy

  • Provides information on how to find and search for family history and make your own family tree

Finding Books and Media

  • Offers a basic overview of locating books and media in the Downs-Jones Library and beyond

Formatting Academic Reports and Papers

  • Reviews common and useful formatting tricks on Microsoft Word, such as making a header and footer, double-spacing a document, adding a cover page, inserting a page break, creating a hanging indent for citations, using footnotes, and undoing formatting mistakes

Navigating Google Scholar

  • Step by step guide to finding the best information using the popular search application Google Scholar

Primary Sources

  • Explains primary sources, provides examples, and discusses how to find and use them in scholarly work

Ready to Research (Introduction to the Library)

  • Provides a basic overview of the library’s mission and services, and how to use the library’s resources

STEM Research

  • Discusses the priorities, methods, and goals of research in STEM fields, and explores relevant online resources available through the library. Emphasizes the importance of accurate citations and attention to the source of information, with awareness of bias and misuse of data

Test Preparation Resources

  • Introduces students to test preparation resources for admissions exams available through the library’s databases. Resources are available for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, and MCAT, as well as for occupational entrance exams

University History

  • Provides information on our university’s history, important people, and important places

Custom Class (Create Your Own)

  • Looking for a subject not listed here? Email us at library@htu.edu and the library staff will create a class that fits your needs.

 

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