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Online Programs: 1. Getting Started with Information Literacy

Watson Library Worksheet

Watson Library Information Literacy Worksheet Set  - of interest to adult learners seeking to refresh/update info literacy skills.

What to do?

First:   Read and interact with the activity boxes in each Libguide tab, # 1 - 7 -  the maroon 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 3.5 hrs.  Remember, you are investing in skill development for college and career success! 

Finally:  Within one week of your Watson tour, turn in your completed worksheets to your EN101 faculty, who will review your work and assign homework or point value if that is their choice,  then pass along the worksheets to Watson librarians for assessment. 

Success Tip:  Watson Librarians are available to assist through the day in Watson Library and online via our Virtual Reference Desk.


Information Literacy 

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 Library? Why a Library? When?


(5 min.): The Watson Library buiding 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:    Called OPAL Proxy, highly recommended, especially for off- network and home access.

Access Method #2:  Wilmington College (Wilmington, Ohio)   Academics/Watson Library

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


  • 106,000 items in-house (books, videos, archived periodical collections - identified through the Watson/OPALCat [catalog]; Request and choose Blue Ash or another nearby OhioLINK member library for your pickup location. Show your WC ID to check out.
  • 80 million+ items for loan/delivery to Watson for you through the OPAL, OhioLINK (and SearchOHIO) catalogs Request feature; Request pickup at the Blue Ash WC Office or an OhioLINK member library near you in the Cincy area.
  • 250,000+ e-books - identified ONLY through the Watson/OPALCat [catalog]
  • 12,000+ journal and other periodical subscriptions - Use databases via OPAL PROXY to get started with articles.
  • Media Center - for campus and other videos that support the WC curriculum; OhioLINK and SearchOHIO libraries loan many videos and CDs - see the Catalogs
  • 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
  • Guidance on the location and evaluation of open Internet websites and sources
  • Citation handbooks - Contact a Watson Librarian for needed details.


     BRICKS - Watson building open hours vary with the Main Campus academic calendar.     

    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 at home, a classroom, using your own device and WiFi, traveling, commuting - Watson is here for you.

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Address: Watson Library - Pyle Center Box 1227, Wilmington College, 1870 Quaker Way, Wilmington, OH 45177

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