is a self-paced tutorial
where Southeast students can learn basic information literacy concepts and skills. It covers the research
process from initial topic selection to citation styles and the
issue of plagiarism. Access Searchpath from the Libraries'
or directly at
Content is organized into six modules:
- Starting smart
overview that introduces students to various types of sources
as well as evaluation of evidence and sources.
- Choosing a topic
provides tips on broadening and narrowing a topic and discusses
- Using the Catalog
which has live practice searches in our online catalog.
- Finding articles
which students can practice searching the Academic Search
- Using the Web
which includes the comparative evaluation of Web sources.
- Citing sources
a module that also includes the topics of plagiarism and copyright.
Each module takes about 15-20 minutes to complete and is
followed by a short quiz. All UI100 sections are automatically
given access to the quizzes at the beginning of each semester.
For all other classes, instructors need to arrange quiz access for
their students by contacting Claudia Ruediger. Instructors too can view and
practice taking the quizzes. For access, contact Claudia for the username and password.
Searchpath replace information literacy instruction?
We offer course-related instruction designed just for your class. Research shows that:
learn best and retain most when they need the information.
is more effective when the course instructor is present.
is more effective when coordinated with a class assignment.
To arrange an
information literacy session or access to Searchpath quizzes
Ruediger, phone: 986-6793, email: