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This tutorial, provided by VCCS, focus on seven aspects of information literacy including: searching library databases, finding information resources, using web resources, evaluating information and citing sources. The following skills are included in the information literacy assessment as required by the Virginia Community College System.


About the Library

GCC Libraries Overview

How to Search the Library Catalog


Research Tutorials

Library Database Basics

How to Develop a Good Research Topic

Kent State Libraries. "How to Develop a Good Research Topic." Tutorial video. Youtube.com. Kent State Libraries, August 20, 2013.

Boolean Operators: Pirates vs. Ninjas

Carnegie Vincent Library. "Boolean Operators: Pirates vs. Ninjas." Youtube.com. Carnegie Vincent Library, April 18, 2012.

Phrase Searching, Truncation & Wildcards

Gumberg Library."Phrase Searching, Truncation, & Wildcards." Youtube.com. Gumberg Library, July 20, 2013.


More Tutorials

Information Cycle

Ray Howard Library, Shoreline Community College (Shoreline Washington). "Information Cycle." Youtube.com. Ray Howard Library, March 15, 2014.

Evaluating Sources

Western Libraries. "Evaluating Sources." Tutorial video. Youtube.com. Western Libraries, January 13, 2013.

Defining a Thesis Statement

University of Victoria Libraries. "Defining a Thesis Statement." Youtube.com. University of Victoria Libraries, August 22, 2012.

Copyright Basics

Copyright Clearance Center. "Copyright Basics." Youtube.com. Copyright Clearance Center, September 24, 2010.

View additional copyright informational videos here.