Learning Objectives for Sophomores

Sophomores will be able to.

  • Define the research or information need

  • 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

  • Identify free vs. fee-based information

  • Recognize and understand the purpose of various types of reference resources (specialized encyclopedias, indexes, bibliographies, online catalog, etc.)

  • Recognize and use Library of Congress Subject Headings correctly in the online catalog

  • Determine the availability of needed information (InterLibrary Loan, sound, images, etc.)