The mission of information literacy at WKU Libraries is to introduce students to research strategies and guide them to become active learners. WKU Libraries will support and facilitate the exploration and navigation of tools for learning, research, and the creative process.
Students: Save Time, Reduce Stress, Get Help Starting a Paper or Research Project
Make an appointment with your personal librarian. We'll show you what you need to know to start
your research and get a good grade. We have librarians who work with every program on campus!
Your Personal Librarian will save time and help you succeed on papers and research projects.
For appointments, contact personal librarian, E-mail Helm-Cravens Reference at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Special Collections at email@example.com.
Teaching Faculty: Want Library Faculty to Talk to your Class About Research?
Library faculty are available to teach your students how to do research with relevant
and reliable evidence.
We have a librarian who works with every program on campus.
We can show students how to use academic research databases and use good searching techniques.
We will help students understand the various types of resources that are available, and help them learn to evaluate these resources.
Our sessions help all your students learn the basics of research at one time.
Handouts & Links
Using Research Database
Database Search Tips
Evidence & Argument, WKU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), articulates a single student learning goal, namely that WKU students will bring evidence and argument to life through written, oral, and visual means. Students will apply and adapt this learning to their professional, social, and personal lives. This goal is linked to three student learning outcomes:
1. WKU students will demonstrate the ability to gather sound and relevant evidence to address an issue (Evidence-Gathering)
2. WKU students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and synthesize the assembled
3. WKU students will demonstrate the ability to articulate a logical and supported argument based on this analysis. (Argumentation)
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