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DSEMs 2022-23: Library resources for first year students: Home

A guide designed for students new to Drew University Library that provides foundational information for academic research in the coming years.

Message from the Library

Welcome to Drew! The Library is here to help you grow and flourish in this new academic environment. In order to navigate in the academic world-- and in fact, in order to thrive in the real world-- you need to hone your "information literacy."

What does "information literacy" mean? See the video on this webpage called "5 components of information literacy" for a good summary. In short: it's knowing when you need to find information, having the skills to find the information you need, the tools to analyse and evaluate the information when you find it, and the ability to ethically (and legally) incorporate that information into your own work. 

You'll be working with many academic tools during your time at Drew -- get started learning about them by visitng our Library 101 Library Guide.


**Free stuff:** Speaking of information, make sure to get your free subscription to the NYTimes through Drew Library. You can also get the Wall Street Journal too.  Got questions? Please contact the Library at

What is information literacy?

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