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Faculty Information at Spokane Falls Community College: Goal 2

Accessing Information

Student should access information in a variety of formats efficiently and effectively.




  • Student should understand the differences between primary and secondary sources.
  • Student should be able to find information in both books and online databases.
  • Student should understand that information may be retrieved from a variety of databases that may use different vocabularies and protocols.
  • Student needs to understand how factors such as truncation and use of Boolean operators may affect search results.
  • Student needs to understand that the use of keywords and controlled vocabulary affects results of online research.