LibGuides in Political Science: A Gateway to Information Literacy and Improved Student Research

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Jonathan Miner Ross Alexander

Abstract

This paper discusses the use of LibGuides as an effective tool for teaching Information Literacy and specifically enhancing student research in Political Science and International Affairs. With myriad evidentiary sources available for course papers, LibGuides provide a framed gateway for library research which reduces student apprehension and enables faculty to guide inquiry to a variety of sources and a multitude of perspectives. Flexible and personal, LibGuides enhance teaching effectiveness by expanding faculty guidance while still leaving the challenges of Information Literacy such as efficient acquisition, evidentiary choice, and ethical use up to the student. Experience and adaptation of LibGuides at North Georgia College & State University provide the evidence in this paper by which Information Literacy is promoted, enhanced, and an improved product in student research.

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MINER, Jonathan; ALEXANDER, Ross. LibGuides in Political Science: A Gateway to Information Literacy and Improved Student Research. Journal of Information Literacy, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, p. 40-54, june 2010. ISSN 1750-5968. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JIL/article/view/PRA-V4-I1-2010-3>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.11645/4.1.1467.
Keywords
LibGuides, political science, information literacy, student research
Section
Research articles (peer-reviewed articles)