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Module 8: Using Issues & Controversies on File

This tutorial will examine the best way to utilize the information contained within the Issues andControversies database and the unique features that it offers, including links to information in the other products in the information suite, statistics, and sources for additional information on the topic selected. To successfully complete this tutorial, a student will score at least 8 out of 10 on the quiz at the end.

Approximate time to complete: 30 minutes

Measurable Objectives

Upon completing this tutorial, students will be able to:

  • navigate through the Issues & Controversies database
  • construct a search using truncation, Boolean operators, and/or phrase searching
  • identify how to locate statistical information within the database
  • identify different features within the database

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Relevant ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education:

  • 2. The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • 2.2.d. Constructs a search strategy using appropriate commands for the information retrieval system selected (e.g. Boolean operators, truncation, and proximity for search engines; internal organizers such as indexes for books.)
  • 2.2.e. Implements the search strategy in various information retrieval systems using different user interfaces and search engines, with different command languages, protocols, and search parameters.
  • 2.3. The information literate student retrieves information online or in person using a variety of methods.