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English: EN101 Library Orientation: 1. Welcome

Welcome to Watson Library

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Watson Library Worksheets

Watson Library Information Literacy Worksheet Set required for EN101. 

What to do?

First:   Read and interact with the activities 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 - 9:00 PM, Monday - Thursday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fridays.

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 Can I Visit?

Watson Library - Wilmington College   


The Watson Library building is located directly behind College Hall, off College Street.  Whether you visit the library online or in-person, 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 online and in-person.  Watson's excellent quality resources meet the requirements of course projects.

Access Method #1   Use the "Sign in" tab, highly recommended, especially for off-campus users.

Access Method #2:  WC@Home website on the campus intranet - Student Interests/Assistance/Watson Library



  • 120,000 items in-house (books, videos, archived periodical collections - identified through the OPAL 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 OPAL 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


     In-Person - Watson building open hours vary with the academic calendar: or call 937.481.2345 to confirm.   

     Online - 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.


Success Tip:  Contact your Watson Librarians and schedule a reference session HERE



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