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Information Literacy

ENG 200 Learning Objectives

These are the learning objectives for the second level of our Information Literacy program, taught jointly to ENG 200 students by instructors and librarians:

  • Analyzing the aspects of a topic (e.g. through concept mapping), formulating a research question
  • Using Boolean operators, nesting, and truncation
  • Refining search using database limiters
  • Distinguishing popular from scholarly sources
  • Finding scholarly articles in general and subject databases
  • Using reference databases to find aspects of a topic, further reading
  • Using Meredith's "Books and More" tool and its features to find books, and using call numbers to find books
  • Applying lateral reading methods to evaluate source quality, using article abstracts to discern relevance
  • Extracting information from scholarly articles by understanding their structure
  • Using citation creator tools in research databases
  • How to use interdisciplinary and subject-specific databases

The overarching ACRL Frame for this level is "Searching as a Strategic Exploration".

ENG 200 IL Unit


The Information Literacy Tutorial, Level Two is designed to accompany the classroom sessions.  Please be sure to read through the tutorial prior to taking the final test.


Grading information

The information literacy module will count for 5% of your English 200 grade.  See the Information Literacy unit in your ENG 200 course's Brightspace page for details on the components of this grade.