Information Literacy

Information literacy is the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. Education in these skills is a central goal of the library program at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. Please contact Laurie Petri if you would like to arrange to have an instructional session. This can be held in the Library teaching lab as a hands-on session.

The topics listed below are particularly helpful for the academic success of freshmen and sophomore students. A session may include more than one topic and can provide time for student practice, depending upon the length of the class. See the sub-pages for details.

  • Developing a Research Plan
  • Using Search @UW for Research
  • Introduction to Library Databases
  • Evaluating Information
  • Writing Citations and Bibliographies

Other topics include copyright and fair use, finding and using images for posters and presentations, advanced online search techniques, using bibliographic management software (Noodletools, Zotero, EndNote), or library research in a certain discipline, for example, history, biology, or psychology. Laurie can develop an instructional session or library guide on any information topic. Contact her with questions or suggestions.