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English Composition Information Literacy Toolkit: #3 Searching for Sources

Content and activities for information literacy competencies.


  • Gather background information from database sources
  • Practice advanced search techniques in the library databases
  • Use effective search strategies within the databases

Watch the Tutorial

Complete the Activity

Before you begin the worksheet, you must first download and then save the document to your computer.  After you save it initially, you can then open it, fill it out, and save it again under a unique file name.

The above worksheet asks you to reference two resources; you will find both documents below:

Explore Database Links

Here are some links to help you get started searching for sources.  The worksheet for this module may require you to use some of these avenues for source searching:

General Databases

Subject-Specific Databases

Link to many more databases by connecting to a Subject Guide based on your topic.