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University 101 Research Guide: Home


Welcome to the University 101 Research Guide! This guide has been created by librarians to teach you Information Literacy, assist you with your research assignment and to introduce basic resources and services of the USC Upstate library.  If you have questions, feel free to contact one of the librarians listed on this guide or go to the Ask a Librarian page to find out how to contact the reference librarian on duty. 

Information Literacy: A Model for Research

Information Literacy is a PROCESS!

The Information Literacy Standards Give One Model of the Research Process:


Topic = Know Your Information Need

Search = Access the Needed Information

Evaluate = Evaluate Information Critically

Share = Use Information Effectively for a Purpose

Cite = Use Information Ethically

Information Literacy Video

Your College Experience, Chapter 10

Information Literacy, pp. 194-199.

Library Virtual Tour

  • The Library Virtual Tour is a required activity for your University 101 class.
  • The tour below is an embedded Sway that consists of text, images, and videos. You can expand the Sway to full screen to better view the tour. An Accessibility View is available and can be selected from the menu under the three dots.
  • Near the end of the tour is a link to a quiz. Make sure you provide your email address and that of your instructor so that your quiz score will be sent to both of you.
  • Return to the Sway after the quiz to get instructions for your interactive library activity to complete your tour!

Additional link to Library Tour:

College Skills

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Meet the Librarains

Meet your USC Upstate Librarians: Lola Bradley Virgina Cononie Laura Karas Drew Kearns Jim LaMee Camille McCutcheon Ann Merryman Kevin Shehan John Seigel

Find contact information for librarians in the Library Faculty and Staff directory.