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Research & Learning


Information literacy is the ability to find and use information sources effectively to meet an information need. As an information literate person, you will be able to:

  • Focus and narrow your topic to develop a thesis statement and set clear research goals
  • Identify high-quality information resources in a variety of formats (book, article, media)
  • Use effective search strategies and techniques
  • Evaluate your results for authority, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, and usefulness to your project
  • Cite your sources properly in your work.

Ready to get started?

Visit the Tutorials guide to find videos, click-through tutorials, and other resources on the following topics:

  • Central Search
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Finding Articles
  • Basic & Advanced Searching
  • Evaluating Websites
  • Citing Sources
  • Troubleshooting Online Access Issues

View Library Tutorials

These resources are helpful to all students, but they are especially helpful to students who take online classes at UCO.

For a full list of streaming videos, see the Chambers Library Training channel from UCO On Demand.

Suggestions for improvement? Please contact our Instructional Services Librarian, Jennifer Flygare at (405) 974-5971 or

Faculty eLearning Guide: a guide for faculty to integrate library resources into D2L.