Peru State College Library Empower

In this tutorial, you will discover how to identify your information need, search for information, evaluate information and its sources, apply and use information ethically and legally, and acknowledge your use of the information.

To navigate in each module, use the blue boxes to the left of the text.

Module 1 - Introduction to Research

Module 2 - Choosing Your Topic

Module 3 - Building Search Strategies

Module 4 - Searching the Library Catalog

Module 5 - Searching Library Databases

Module 6 - Searching the Web

Module 7 - Evaluating Information

Module 8 - Using Information

Module 9 - Citing Sources with APA

Module 10 - Citing Sources with MLA

Module 11 - Citing Tools

PSC EMPOWER, by Peru State College Library, 2011-2021, is a modified version of EMPOWER. Original EMPOWER material, 2007, is a tutorial developed by Wichita State University Libraries. EMPOWER incorporates material from inflite, a tutorial developed by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2003, and Searchpath, a tutorial developed by Western Michigan University, 2001-2002, both of which are based on 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 EMPOWER Creative Commons License