Freshman Writing Program Library Component
The SLU Libraries offer a hybrid online and in-person information literacy instruction model that aims to meet the needs of freshman at SLU. The program, through a variety of learning styles and teaching modalities, empowers students to recognize their information needs and locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. The online and in-person components are sequential and build on each other. We recommend the following sequence of instruction.
English 1900 and English 1920
Library Instruction Outcomes for ENGL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research and ENGL 1920: Advanced Writing for Professionals
The ENGL-1900/1920 student will:
- Broaden or narrow a research topic in order to fit the scope of an assignment.
- Describe the characteristics of different kinds of information sources used in the scholarly research process (scholarly, popular, etc.) in order to use them effectively.
- Utilize library catalogs and databases in order to find a variety of sources on their research topic.
- Assess the credibility and relevance of information sources in order to select appropriate resources for their research project.
- Identify the many ways to access research help via the SLU Libraries in order to meet their current and ongoing information needs.
Instructional Format and Sequence:
- Video Tutorial 1 - Start Your Research with SLUth Search Plus
- Video Tutorial 2 - Find Books on a Topic with the SLU Libraries Catalog
- Online ENGL-1900 Library Assessment
Note: Students are required to view both tutorials and complete the online assessment and before their in-person library instruction sessions.
- 2 in-person library instruction sessions with ENGL-1900/1920 librarian at Pius XII Memorial Library
Resources for Students
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Locating Materials in Pius Library
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Information for Instructors
Contact Jamie Emery, M.S., English Librarian at 314-977-3591.