One of the library's core missions is to teach you how to find and evaluate information. Not just so you can complete your class assignments, but also so that you can find the information you need to teach yourself new things throughout your life, and to make informed decisions.
Information Literacy Skills ProgramThe library's online information literacy courses teach basic research skills to students in English 24 and English 100 classes. Students first read through online lessons and perform practice exercises, and then take an exam on the Laulima system. Exam scores are reported to course instructors.
For Spring 2016, the exam modules on Laulima will be available from January 11 until March 17 for ENG 100 classes, and until March 31 for ENG 24 classes. Instructors may have earlier deadlines for passing the exam. Students are responsible for observing their instructor's deadline.
See this page for more details about the online information literacy program, or what to do if you don't pass the exam.
Faculty: See the information sheet for faculty for more about the library instruction program.Research Challenge, a series of exercises that take you through the research, evaluation, and citation process, to create an annotated bibliography of sources you can use for your research paper.
Library Instruction SessionsThe librarians give presentations to classes, conduct library tours, and hold workshops.
- When is My Class Session?
- You know your class is scheduled for a library session, but you're not quite sure when? Take a peek at the librarians' calendar to check.
- Open Library Workshops
- The library conducts workshops that are open for anyone to attend. See the Library Events and Workshops page to see when they are.
- To Schedule a Session
- Faculty interested in scheduling presentations or tours for your classes should contact the librarian serving your subject area.
Handouts and guides prepared by the library to help you use library resources and services.
The "Learn More" PagesSome of the sections on the Research Tools web page have "learn more" links to additional information about our research tools and databases.
- Learn more about online library catalogs
- Learn more about using the Hawaiʻi Voyager library catalog
- Learn more about Internet search sites
- Learn more about OneSearch
- Learn more about SFX
- Learn more about Google Scholar
- Learn more about online research databases
- Learn more about accessing information in Hawaiʻi & Pacific-region periodicals
- Learn more about how to link to articles, e-books, and videos in our databases
- Learn more about what to do when you have problems accessing a database from off-campus
- Learn more about why we provide a special link to access the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System's EBSCOhost databases while on a Leeward CC campus