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Welcome to
Stanford's Key to Information Literacy
an interactive tutorial!

The individual modules of SKIL cover key concepts about research skills and resources, with interactive exercises to reinforce your learning. We highly suggest that you do the modules in order, as each subsequent module builds upon previous knowledge. Plan on about twenty to thirty minutes per module. It is best to complete one module at a time; we strongly advise not to attempt all of the modules at one time.

You can navigate through SKIL using the arrows at the top or bottom of each screen in order to move forward or backward within each module. Should you decide to take a break, look at the page number you are on at the bottom of the screen and when you return, type in that number in the Change Page box. In the top right corner, you will find links for Help, the Sitemap, and the Glossary. Across the top, the tabs are clickable links, which take you to the first page of each module. On that page is a Table of Contents for that particular module.

At the end of each module is a ten-question quiz. The self-assessment is for your practice and you can go through each one as many times as you need. The goal of the practice questions, which give you immediate feedback, is to prepare you for the final test.

Whether this site introduces new information or is a review, these fundamental concepts will be useful for any type of research you may do and will contribute to your success as a life-long learner.

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