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Module 8: Using Issues & Controversies
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 Facts.com 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
Upon completing this tutorial, students will be able to:
navigate through the Issues & Controversies database
construct a search using truncation, Boolean operators, and/or
identify how to locate statistical information within the database
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.