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Augustana Plan for the Integration of Information Literacy (APIIL)

Information literacy instruction and assessment ideas for faculty to use in undergraduate courses and programs

Searching as Strategic Exploration

The resources below relate to the Searching as Strategic Exploration frame of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Learning outcomes include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify broader, narrower, and related terms for key concepts in order to find relevant information on a research topic.
  • Use basic search strategies including Boolean operators, truncation, and phrase searching in order to find sources efficiently and effectively.

  • Identify the most relevant databases and search engines in order to research a given topic.

  • Use database features (e.g., controlled vocabulary, limiters) in order to perform effective searches.

  • Perform research in subject-specific databases, taking advantage of advanced search functions and limiters, in order to perform thorough searches.

Videos and Tutorials  |  Instruction and Activities  |  Assignments

Videos and Tutorials

Introductory

Instruction and Activities

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Assignments

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