APOLLO:: A Pace Online Library Literacy Orientation        
 
Welcome to APOLLO!
The goal of this tutorial is to help you develop information literacy and research skills you can use throughout your time at Pace and even after you graduate. The skills you develop now will help you face questions in the future such as selecting a health plan or voting for a candidate in an upcoming election.
 
Whatever your research need, you need to know what information resources are available, how to access or obtain information, and how to evaluate whether the information you have located is valuable to you. After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:
 
  • Analyze your research project and determine what types of information you need


  • Identify resources and explain the differences between different types of information, such as primary sources and secondary sources


  • Search a variety of information resources using techniques such as Boolean logic and subject heading searches


  • Locate materials using a variety of systems and tools, including the Library Catalog, library research databases, and Interlibrary Loan.


  • Evaluate your information in terms of quality and appropriateness


  • Cite information using appropriate guidelines, and recognize and avoid plagiarism


  • Locate additional help from the Library


 

Navigating the Tutorial : :

1]  Within each Unit there are short "Test Yourself" opportunities.

These exercises are meant to reinforce concepts in the Unit and are not graded or recorded.

2]  Almost all Units have a "Final Quiz."

These "Final Quizzes" can be e-mailed to or printed for yourself or your instructor, and the results are recorded in a database.

3]  Almost all Units have a "Research Log" component.

The "Research Log" contains questions for you to answer as you proceed through the tutorial and your research, and can be e-mailed or printed for your use, or for submission to your instructor.

4]  Within each Unit you will see terms highlighted in the text.

These terms are in the tutorial's Glossary, and by clicking on the term the definition is displayed.



To begin, create an account, if you haven't already.

Good luck and let us know if you have any comments or questions! Apollo@pace.edu
 
 
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