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Information Literacy @ Madison College Libraries - Faculty Info: English 2

English II Library Core Competencies


The English 2 student will:

  • be reminded of and be comfortable with the competencies set forth for English I students
  • understand the difference between scholarly/peer-reviewed sources and popular sources
  • recognize more advanced search strategies of catalogs, subscription databases, and web search engines
  • recognize and use thesaurus features of catalogs and subscription databases
  • understand that search results may be presented according to various ordering principles
  • use abstracts and reference notes from scholarly sources to expand or refine a search
  • recognize gaps in information and determine whether the search should be refined
  • distinguish between scholarly and popular information and appropriateness for the information need
  • recognize omission or bias in the coverage of a topic
  • understand annotated bibliographies and using citation management tools to help create them