Students who complete library instruction will know how to:
- identify the type of information needed to accomplish their purpose.
- use the Volunteer State Community College Library website from the Library and remote locations to locate information about specific services and resources.
- identify the differences among information sources, including the various formats in which information may be found.
- develop and implement in appropriate databases a search strategy by identifying topic keywords, synonyms and related terms.
- identify the difference between a circulating book, a reference book, and a reserve book and locate each type in the library.
- search the online catalog by author, title, subject and keyword to locate a book or audiovisual material to determine if it is available.
- use available services to obtain needed off campus materials.
- locate an electronic book, check it out and cite it.
- identify and use general information sources to increase familiarity with a particular topic.
- distinguish between a popular magazine and a journal.
- use Boolean Logic when developing a search.
- distinguish between a library electronic database and the Internet.
- select and search the appropriate electronic resources to locate periodical articles.
- identify when and how to use the Web for research and evaluate the accuracy, authority, objectivity and currency of the information found.
- know how to obtain assistance when needed.
And thereby, gain a greater comfort level when using the library and its resources.