Information Literacy Guide

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information" (Chicago: American Library Association, 1989).  These skills are the cornerstone of lifelong learning and will help you complete your university education and throughout your life.

This guide is separated into four sections that will help you become more familiar with conducting research at a college level.

Library Introduction

Sinclair Library building
How to Use the UHM Library

  • About the Two Buildings
  • What Does the Library Have?
  • Understanding Library of Congress Call Numbers

Searching For Information

card catalog

How to Find Items in the Library

  • How to Use Voyager - The UH Library Catalog
  • How to Use OneSearch Manoa

Research Basics

research basics
What you need to know about University Research

  • What are Scholarly Source?
  • What is Plagiarism?
  • How to Avoid Plagiarism
  • Citation Guide

Research Strategies

research strategies

Get Started on Your Research

  • Focus Your Topic
  • Where You Should Look for Sources
  • How to Search Library Databases
  • Evaluating and Integrating Your Sources