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Information Literacy Tutorial

Credo Information Literacy Tutorials

Off campus access

From off campus, these tutorials are only available for currently enrolled Pierce students, faculty and staff. When clicking on a link from off campus, students will be prompted to login with their student ID and PIN (88 number and month/date of birth); faculty and staff login with your email username and last four digits of your employee ID number.

Credo Information Literacy Tutorial


The materials on these pages have been designed to give you a foundation in information literacy, research skills, and critical thinking. Topics have been divided among six modules; each includes videos, tutorials, and quizzes.

  • Getting Started with Research

  • Sources of Information

  • Searching for Information

  • Evaluating Information

  • Presenting Research and Data

  • Citations and Academic Integrity

Complete Credo Tutorial

Pierce Library Tutorials

Intro to Library Research

Here is the link to an interactive, self-directed overview (updated for Fall 2022): Pierce Library Tutorial

This self-paced overview should take you 25 - 45 minutes, and it will cover:

  • Navigational use of library tools
  • Introduction to the research tools and academic databases
  • Library logistics and essential information

This tutorial platform will have a split screen: on the left, there will be instructions and explanations as well as some questions for you to answer; the right side of our screen will include webpages and other content for you to navigate.

We recommend that you view this through a desktop/laptop computer, not a mobile device (tablets and smartphones). If your monitor view is zoomed in, the website display will narrow to a mobile view and you will have to scroll more.

At the end, you will have the option to email us your results so that we can relay your completion of this tutorial with your professor.