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BILT: Basic Information Literacy Tutorial

Develop skills necessary to effectively find, retrieve and evaluate information.

BILT (Basic Information Literacy Tutorial)

 BILT: Basic Information Literacy Tutorial

Module 1

EFSC Library Orientation

  • Facilities, Services

Topic Development

  • Select a research topic

Information Types

  •  Identify appropriate sources (books, periodicals, web pages) 

Search Strategies

  • Logical Operators, Phrase Searching, Nesting, Truncation

Database Searching

  • Database Structure, Keywords, Subject Headings

Using EFSC Library's Resources

  • Primo, Academic Search Complete, Internet

Evaluating Resources

  • Web and Print evaluation

Citing Materials

  • Plagiarism, MLA citing format and examples



What is BILT? Basic Information Literacy Tutorial

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 eight 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. The Libraries have identified these BILT Modules for the following courses:

ENC 1101:

  • Module 1 EFSC Libraries Orientation
  • Module 3 Information Types
  • Module 4 Search Strategies
  • Module 6 EFSC Resources, specifically Primo (online catalog) and Academic Search Complete (journal articles)

SPC 2608:

  • Module 4 Search Strategies
  • Module 6 EFSC Resources, databases specific to the instructor's assignment and the Internet
  • Module 7 Evaluating Resources