BILT: Basic Information Literacy Tutorial
Introduction for Students
What is BILT?
BILT is the Basic Information Literacy Tutorial designed by the EFSC Libraries to help students learn how to effectively find, retrieve and evaluate information. BILT is a set of 8 web based modules designed to be self-paced. These modules will help familiarize you with the research process and introduce you to some of the online resources available at EFSC. After completing the BILT modules, you will have the skills necessary to find quality resources for your research paper or speech.
BILT includes information on:
Who should use BILT?
BILT is designed for students new to EFSC or for anyone unfamiliar with the research process in today's fast paced online environment.
How to use BILT?
You may work through all of the 8 BILT modules or you may focus on a single module or modules. You do not need to complete BILT all at once.
BILT can be used in several ways:
How long will BILT take to complete?
The time you take to complete BILT depends upon many variables, such as your familiarity with computers, how fast you read and comprehend, and whether you are working through all modules or just a few. Some modules are longer than others and may cover concepts that you are not yet familiar with and thus will take more time to complete.
Why use BILT?
Using BILT will provide you with the necessary skills to be successful in today's information society. You will use the skills learned through BILT in your course work here at EFSC and also in your work and personal life. Information literacy skills will allow you to become an effective and efficient consumer of information.
Is help available?
You may get help with BILT by contacting your campus Reference Desk or by emailing Ask-A-Librarian