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This unit will show you how to find and get your hands on actual sources.


• Determine the nature of a source from a citation
• Use citations to find physical sources
• Locate sources using classification systems
• Understand library collections and services

Library Learning Outcomes

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After this module, the student should be able to:

2a. Determine available resources and services at the College of DuPage Library.
2b. Understand the characteristics and value of different types of resources (books, periodicals, Web sites) and their different formats (print, electronic).
3b. Identify the components of a citation and differentiate between types of sources, such as book or periodical.
3c. Use the components of a citation to choose those sources most suitable for the research project.
4a. Determine whether sources are in the Library, online, or available by alternate means.
4b. Understand the different ways that resources are organized.
4c. Retrieve locally owned resources in a variety of formats such as books, articles, microform, and full-text.