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Rutgers’ RIOT & other infolit tutorials
Rutgers University’s RIOT (Research Information Online Tutorial) is a sweet suite of five animated and interactive information literacy modules.
Our friendly host Kate is just about to graduate from library school and needs to train you to take her tutoring position in the library. You’ll have to help some animated college students with a series of research tasks.
Kate trains you to help the students:
- Select and narrow topics and apply limiters,
- Find sources, identify primary, secondary and tertiary sources, use databases
- Select keywords for database searches
- Identify citations, distinguish between book and journal citations
- Evaluate sources: practice evaluating the quality of sources
I kinda wish the topic section focused more on questions than topics, and I kinda wish the 2009 title was prescient enough to anticipate the growth of OER, social networking, and user-generated content.
But I am also kinda in love with this and can’t wait to use it with my high school kiddos!
For other great tutorials, visit:
- CLIP Library Tutorials
- Kentucky Virtual Library
- State Library of Victory Ergo
- Acadia University Library Tutorials
- Project SAILS Information Literacy Assessment
- 21st Century Information Fluency
- Information Fluency First Aid
- iResearch University of Sydney
- TRAILS: Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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