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EN101 Library Orientation - Most Sections: 1. Welcome

Welcome to Watson Library

Watson Library Worksheet Set - Link to Print

Watson Library Information Literacy Worksheet Set required for EN101. 

What to do?

First:   Read and interact with the activity boxes in each Libguide tab, # 1 - 7 -  the blue tabs aboveTry 3 sessions - Tabs 1 and 2, tabs 3 and 4, finally tabs 5, 6, and 7.  

Next:  Answer related Tab questions on the worksheets (online with MSWord using your saved .doc or print/write clearly on the distributed worksheets).  Estimated time to complete the module is about 2.5 hrs.  Remember, you are investing in skill development for college and career success! 

Finally:  Within one week of your Watson tour (or as your faculty directs), turn in your completed worksheets to your EN101 professor, who will review your work and assign homework or point value as they choose. 


Success Tip:  Watson Librarians are available by appointment or by walk-in these hours:  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday - Wednesday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday and Friday.  See  WHEN IS WATSON LIBRARY AVAILABLE?  for complete Library hours.


If you need a copy of the Watson Library Worksheet Set for EN101, click one of the links at the top of this box, and print:

 

Information Literacy - A Life-long Skill Enhancement Process

Am I Information Literate?  What Does Information Literacy Include?

Dimensions of Inquiry - Sets of Skills Needed for Success in College and on the Job

Courtesy of InfOHIO.

Here at Wilmington College Watson Library, we call these dimensions of inquiry the QUAKER model of inquiry:

QU  -  Question - topic selection

AK - Acquiring Knowledge/ by locating / reading multiple sources of information

E - Evaluating Information and research strategies, Engage actively by applying the information,  Engage others with your project through various types of presentations, and cite Ethically your sources.

R Review-repeat process as needed to complete project with standards of excellence, Reflect on your process and your presentation product

Where's Watson? Why a Library? When?

Watson Library - Wilmington College    WHERE'S WATSON LIBRARY?  

The Watson Library building is located directly behind College Hall, off College Street.  Whether you visit the library as bricks or clicks, you will need to use Watson's online site. Accommodation entrance is on the College Hall side.

As an active student, faculty member, or staff member of Wilmington College, you are entitled to access Watson resources, both bricks and clicks.  Watson's excellent quality resources meet the requirements of course projects.

Access Method #1 https://login.wc.opal-libraries.org/login   Use the "Sign in" tab, highly recommended, especially for off-campus users.

Access Method #2 http://www.wilmington.edu/current-students/watson-library   "Visit the Watson Library Website"

Access Method #3:  WC@Home website on the campus intranet - Student Interests/Assistance/Watson Library

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WHY WATSON LIBRARY?

  • 120,000 items in-house (books, videos, archived periodical collections - identified through the Watson/OPALCat [catalog]
  • 80 million+ items for loan/delivery to you at Watson through the OPAL, OhioLINK (and SearchOHIO) catalog Request feature
  • 250,000+ e-books - identified ONLY through the Watson/OPALCat [catalog]
  • 12,000 journal and other periodical subscriptions
  • Media Center - for campus and other videos that support the WC curriculum
  • Study areas and displays
  • Meeting and video viewing spaces
  • ASK US! service - consult an Information Professional/Librarian today for efficient and effective search assistance and tips
  • Personal and group orientations to Watson Library or to specific types/topics of resources
  • Loan services using the collections from more than 100 Ohio academic (OhioLINK) and large public (SearchOHIO) library catalogs.
  • Guidance on the location and evaluation of open Internet websites and sources
  • Citation handbooks

 WHEN IS WATSON LIBRARY AVAILABLE?

     BRICKS - Watson building open hours vary with the academic calendar: http://libguides.wilmington.edu/watsonlibrary or call 937.481.2345 to confirm.   

     CLICKS - Online resources are available 24/7/365 - an entire "virtual" library is at your fingertips - reference works, ebooks, and journal articles, ...  Whether you are in a residence hall, a classroom, using your own device and WiFi, off campus at home, traveling, commuting - Watson is here for you.

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Success Tip:  OK to E-mail your questions to your Watson Librarians at library@wilmington.edu

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Thanks for Being You!

Welcome to Wilmington College and Watson Library! 

 

All of us at Watson Library look forward to working with you for the next few years.  Please stop by to introduce yourself and to begin enjoying our facilities, services, and resources!   We would love to meet you and learn how we can support your learning goals! 

 

Michael, Lee, and Elizabeth

Kathy and Watson student assistants


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