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Take a look at our list of tutorials to learn how to:

  • renew items you have borrowed,
  • search the Muskingum Catalog,
  • search the OhioLINK catalog,
  • use OhioLINK Quick Search,
  • search EBSCO databases (Academic Search Complete, Education Research Complete, etc) and,
  • search LexisNexis Academic

Information Literacy
You may or may not be familiar with the term Information Literacy. The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) define information literacy as "the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information." You can learn more at the ACRL Information Literacy web site.

It is critical for Muskingum University students to:

  • know the nature and extent of needed information,
  • access information using a variety of techniques and tools,
  • evaluate the information found and determine its validity and reliability,
  • use the information found in the knowledge creation cycle, and
  • understand the ethical and legal aspects of information use in the 21st century.

Course Based Instruction
Students are introduced to course specific resources using a modified problem-based learning scenario. Course based instruction can happen in the Library or in any technology enabled classroom.

IDIS 120: Library Research Methods
The Library offers a 2-credit hour elective course every semester. The course's primary objective is the development of efficient information search and retrieval skills to enhance scholarly and personal research. Students will develop the skills necessary to use and evaluate print, periodical, government and electronic resources.

If you have specific questions about our instructional activities or would like to schedule instruction please contact Cherie Bronkar at (740) 826-8017.

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