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About Navigator

Navigator is an interactive web-based tutorial designed to introduce new college students to important concepts in using information resources in an academic setting. But navigator can also help any student maximize his or her ability to effectively use Beam Library's print, media or Web resources.

Navigator consists of six separate modules:

Sources of InformationExplains types of information sources that can be used to answer personal interest or research questions.
Choosing a TopicExplains pre-searching activities for choosing and narrowing a topic.
Finding ArticlesExplains how to use periodical databases to locate articles for your research.
Finding Library ResourcesExplains how to search the Beam Library catalog.
Using the WebExplains how to get the most out of searching the Web.
Ethical IssuesExplains citing information sources, plagiarism, and copyright.

Original Navigator material © 2007 by Oklahoma Christian University (OC). Navigator is based upon trek© Harding University which incorporates material from inflite, a tutorial developed by IUPUI © 2003. Material also comes from Searchpath, a tutorial developed by Western Michigan University, © 2001-2002 and material from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2002. This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Navigator Open Publication License.