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The Writing Center

For writing center tutors and clients.

Writing Center's Guide to the Library

Helpful Handouts

These worksheets provide information about the research process and take you step by step through a variety of useful methods. Whether you're just beginning to investigate your topic, attempting to shift your focus to a specific area, or searching for that last key detail, you'll find helpful hints and tools in the PDFs below!

The Regulars

Here you'll find links to the class LibGuides for some of the Writing Center's most frequent visitors!

What is Information Literacy?

These are two definitions of Information Literacy. Knowing what information literacy is will help you in your work as a writing tutor, and will help you understand what librarians do:


UNESCO Definition:

  • “as means to empower people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals” (Horton Jr, 2008)

ACRL Definition:

  • “the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.”  (Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, 2015)

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