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Tamara Sanders and Sheree Wilson


Phenix City Public Schools, Lakewood Elementary School/ Alabama Virtual Library


In the History Reference Center, search tools in the left side bar allow the user to refine the search by date, subject, and publication type. This brief video tutorial demonstrates how to use this helpful tool.

Length: 1:57

Content Areas: Information Literacy

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

IL (K-12)
1. The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively.
  • Recognizes the need for information.
  • Recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making.
  • Formulates questions based on information needs.
  • Identifies a variety of potential sources of information.
  • Develops and uses successful strategies for locating information.
    IL (K-12)
    2. The student who is information literate evaluates information critically and competently.
  • Determines accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness.
  • Distinguishes among fact, point of view, and opinion.
  • Identifies inaccurate and misleading information.
  • Selects information appropriate to the problems or question at hand.


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