Related product Public Services

Toolkit: Searching as Strategic Exploration- KPs

Overview

"Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops." ACRL Framework

Return to Toolkit Homepage

Learners who are developing their information literate abilities do the following:

Knowledge Practice 1

Determine the initial scope of the task required to meet their information needs.

Creating Partnerships to Enhance Information Literacy Skills of the Multicultural Communiversity- Ladislava Khailova, Northern Illinois University, 2015

Knowledge Practice 2

Identify interested parties, such as scholars, organizations, governments, and industries, which might produce information about a topic and determine how to access that information.

Research Environments- Crystal Boyce, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2014

Knowledge Practice 3

Utilize divergent (e.g., brainstorming) and convergent (e.g., selecting the best source) thinking when searching.

Active Learning Library Instruction Program (ALLI)- Bryan Clark & Jessica Bastian, Illinois Central College, 2015

MindMeister: Researching on the Web- Mahrya Carncross, Western Illinois University, 2014

Discovery Tools are like Shopping for Jeans- Molly Beestrum, Columbia College Chicago, 2013

Knowledge Practice 4

Match information needs and search strategies to search tools.

Traversing the Terrain of 21st Century Publishing: A Practicum- Sarah Dick & Susan Franzen, Illinois State University, 2017

Creating Partnerships to Enhance Information Literacy Skills of the Multicultural Communiversity- Ladislava Khailova, Northern Illinois University, 2015

Flipped Classroom: Exercises for Database Searching- Jeannette Moss & Lauren McKeen, Northwestern University Library, 2014

Keyword Development and Searching- Andrew Lenaghan and Melvin Whitehead, Joliet Junior College, 2014

Knowledge Practice 5

Design and refine needs and search strategies, based on search results.

Rethinking a Search Strategy- Susan Franzen, Illinois State University, 2016

Flexible Models of Embedded Librarianship- Randi Sutter & Colleen Bannon, Heartland Community College, 2015

Keyword Development and Searching- Andrew Lenaghan and Melvin Whitehead, Joliet Junior College, 2014

Wikipedia as a Research Tool- Alexis Shpall Wolstein, Milner Library – Illinois State University, 2013

Discovery Tools are like Shopping for Jeans- Molly Beestrum, Columbia College Chicago, 2013

Knowledge Practice 6

Understand how information systems (i.e., collections of recorded information) are organized to access relevant information.

Creating Partnerships to Enhance Information Literacy Skills of the Multicultural Communiversity- Ladislava Khailova, Northern Illinois University,2015

Research Environments- Crystal Boyce, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2014

Discovery Tools are like Shopping for Jeans- Molly Beestrum, Columbia College Chicago, 2013

Knowledge Practice 7

Use different searching language types (e.g., controlled vocabulary, keywords, natural language).

Active Learning Library Instruction Program (ALLI)- Bryan Clark & Jessica Bastian, Illinois Central College, 2015

Flexible Models of Embedded Librarianship- Randi Sutter & Colleen Bannon, Heartland Community College, 2015

Flipped Classroom: Exercises for Database Searching- Jeannette Moss & Lauren McKeen, Northwestern University Library, 2014

Keyword Development and Searching- Andrew Lenaghan and Melvin Whitehead, Joliet Junior College, 2014

Knowledge Practice 8

Manage searching processes and results.

A la carte Instruction- Stephanie King & Susan Markwell, Illinois Valley Community College, 2017

Creating Partnerships to Enhance Information Literacy Skills of the Multicultural Communiversity- Ladislava Khailova, Northern Illinois University, 2015


Return to Toolkit Homepage