Christian college students interact in Blue Hill Coffee, a student-run enterprise at SWU.

The faith-filled community at SWU is comprised of students, faculty and staff who are passionate about learning and growing, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Alumni of SWU are invited to give back to this Christian college community to further the mission of Christ.

 

Warriors at heart. Your campus experience may only last a few years, but your connection to Southern Wesleyan can last a lifetime. Stay connected to SWU through events, publications, and social media.

SWU provides a Christian college environment for fine arts engagement opportunities.

Whether you come for a campus visit, fine arts program, or athletic event, SWU seeks to provide educational and cultural opportunities not just to our campus community but to the greater community around us.

Information Literacy

 


Ideas for Helping Students with Information Literacy

Information Literacy Landscape

Idea #1

Ensure they have tools to evaluate sources they find online

Idea #2

Require students to use best practices for citing sources, even when not doing research-based assignments

  • Have them do an informal works consulted page
Idea #3

Have them find a print source BEFORE you have them find it electronically

  • Sources that have different physical formats all look the SAME in databases.
  • Seeing the print sources helps them understand what they are looking at, and what they are looking for.
Idea #4

Bring them in to the library

  • Can be a formal instruction session, or something very informal
  • We suggest bringing them in closer to the time an assignment is due, rather than at the very beginning of the semester. Or, do two mini-sessions instead of one large session.
  • We also have a variety of virtual options for reaching students remotely and/or in the AGS program
Idea #5

Work with us to create a video tutorial about resources for your course or assignment

  • Can be for an entire course, or specific assignment, or part of an assignment
  • See examples on the library website by clicking on “Research Guides” on the right-hand side.