Learning Objectives for Seniors

Seniors will be able to .

  • Identify and use relevant resources within a major or subject area (books, journals, government documents, primary/secondary resources, Internet resources, scholarly journals, popular magazines, etc.)

  • Evaluate, examine, and select information for quality, accuracy, authority, and reliability

  • Identify a variety of types and formats of potential sources for information

  • Construct effective search strategies using Boolean Operators, truncation, controlled vocabulary, and proximity searching in the online catalog and specialized subject indices

  • Demonstrate an understanding of copyright and fair use of copyrighted material

  • Transfer critical thinking skills upon graduation to pursue a continuous interest in learning, and to become a more self directed, independent lifelong learner