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Resource guide for researching education-related topics, including early childhood education.

Off-Campus Access to Databases

To access any database in this Research Guide from off campus, you will need your myMCC login. You may find your myMCC login at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC.  Click on "What's my username or password?"  

ENG 151 Why are we doing this?

INFORMATION LITERACY is one of the five general education objectives that our faculty want all students to learn.  Part of Information Literacy is the ability to evaluate information for QUALITY and to select sources that are SUITABLE for the information need!  We're here today to help you develop these skills in ENG 151.  Following this session (and with some practice), you should be able to: 

 1. Evaluate the quality of a resource using multiple criteria including authority, objectivity, and accuracy.

2. Judge the suitability of a resource to the information need by assessing  such characteristics as its purpose, scope, intended audience, point of view, timeliness, publication format, and relevance.

3. Select appropriate search tools to identify and locate information sources for argumentative papers.

4. Recognize that information issues are becoming increasing important in our society.

5. Recognize different information formats , such as journal articles, newspaper articles, blogs, etc.

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