Book a Library Information Literacy Training Session
Makerere University Library plays a critical role in supporting the universities; teaching,
learning, and research activities. Among other services, the library provides information
literacy training to both students and academia. Information literacy training is aimed at
helping researchers develop the necessary skills to find, evaluate, and use information
effectively and ethically. The objectives of the information literacy training program at
Makerere University Library include the following:
1. To help users understand the available information sources, including books, journals,
databases, archives, and websites.
2. To help users develop effective search strategies and techniques to find relevant and
3. To guide users to critically evaluate the information they find, including its
credibility, accuracy, and bias.
4. To help users manage the information they find, including how to organise and cite
5. To educates users on the ethical use of information, including issues such as
plagiarism, copyright, and intellectual property.
6. To support lifelong learning by teaching users how to continue developing their
information literacy skills beyond their academic careers.
Overall, the information literacy training program at Makerere University Library aims to
empower users to become confident and competent information seekers, critical thinkers, and
Therefore, the primary training areas include
1. Navigating the Library Website
2. Search strategies
3. Identifying different Information Sources
4. Searching the Library Online Catalogue to identify and locate library collections
5. Searching the various library databases (eBooks & eJournal Databases)
6. Systematic Reviews
7. Reference & citation using various referencing tools, e.g. Endnote, Mendeley etc.
8. Exploring various research tools, e.g. plagiarism checker, Grammarly etc.
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