Information Gateway

Information Gateway will help you learn to find and critically evaluate information sources. By increasing your information literacy skills, you can more effectively search, select, and evaluate those sources. This tutorial will assist you in preparing you to begin locating, evaluating, and selecting resources to meet your research needs.

First Time Users

Return Users (choose a module)

To navigate through this tutorial, please use the "Back" and "Next" buttons at the bottom of each page. Use the linked headings in the navigation bar at the bottom of each page to return to the contents of the module, the module choice page, a glossary of terms, an input form, and some help pages.

There is a brief quiz after each section that will help you gauge your understanding of the topic or resource.

For questions regarding this SIUE Lovejoy Library tutorial contact:

Lydia Jackson, Instruction Librarian (
Lovejoy Library
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026

Resources for Librarians and Educators, Credits
Original Information Gateway material 2005 by Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Information Gateway is a modified version of the Searchpath tutorial, © 2001-2002 by the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University.  The original Searchpath incorporates material from TILT, a tutorial developed by the Digital Information Literacy Office for the University of Texas System Digital Library, © 1998-2004.  This material may be reproduced, distributed, or incorporated only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the TILT Open Publication License and Searchpath Open Publication License.

Modified and Revised: March 22, 2004