SAILS Exam-small assignment

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Assignment: Week 2 of 5: SAILS Exam – Information Literacy Prepare: Knowing how to thoroughly research a topic is extremely important while achieving your education. You may be asked to support your information with peer-reviewed scholarly resources, but how can you find this type of resource? The Ashford University Library allows you to search through different avenues to find the requested types of resources. You can narrow your search by the author, year published, title, subject, and by indicating what type of resource you are looking for. You even have access to a librarian if you need some guidance in finding more resources on your topic. Reflect: Given that you have been in college for awhile, it’s time to reflect on what you have learned through the use of the Ashford University Library in relation to how you learned to acquire new information from a variety of sources. Write: This week, you will take the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS) Exam. This exam is not graded, and your results are anonymous. The exam will exit from your screen immediately after completion, and you will not receive feedback or results. This is a nationally-normed, standardized exam for students in universities all over the United States. The results of this assessment will guide Ashford University in developing the best possible library resources and research methodologies training. Results will be published (in aggregate) on Ashford’s assessment website. Your participation is voluntary, so thank you if you choose to participate. Click on the link to access the SAILS Exam. Education Level for SAILS EXAM: Senior Major: Social Science / Psychology After completing the SAILS Exam, in at least 4 paragraphs (of five or more sentences each), • • Describe your experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library. Areas of concern may include developing a research strategy, using the search function within a database, or evaluating sources. Explain how using the Ashford University Library has improved your experience in conducting research. For example, you could identify and explain how specific tutorials that you have used have helped improve your ability to conduct research. Special Notes from me: Ashford Library has been difficult to navigate in comparison to previous online schools I’ve attended which has resulted in frustration and anxiety. ...
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School: Rice University



Information Literacy




The Ashford library is a very diverse resource center with a significant number of
resources, which are very much up to date and scholarly. The library is uniquely found within the
institution homepage with various links to different levels of resources. However, even though the
library is very detailed, I had a difficult time locating it. Navigating through the library is also a
very difficult task to undertake due to the numerous steps involved as well as unclear steps to
follow to find the desired article of choice. When I compare the Ashford University Library and
those of other i...

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