Vancouver School of Theology

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Information Literacy Modules Registration

As part of the required instruction in the area of research and theological methods, VST requires all students to take 12 hours of Information Literacy instruction. This instruction prepares students to engage with a variety of research tools for personal, professional and research information seeking.

What are Information Literacy Modules?

Five 3-hour modules on a variety of research-related topics, specifically:

  • Module I Introduction to Research: What is Information Literacy? Introduction to Research; Introduction to Libraries; and Introduction to Theological Research at VST
  • Module II Web-based searching: Tools and Products; Searching the Web; Online databases
  • Module III Tools for Paper-writing
  • Module IV Practical Applications for Web Technologies: Using the Web in Ministry
  • Module V Writing a Thesis/Dissertation at VST

Are they required?

Each graduating student will have attended four of the modules OR completed the former Research Methods class (with information literacy component) OR met with the librarian and demonstrated competence in any of the areas.

When are they offered?

They are offered throughout the school year, at a variety of times, including evenings. All five modules are offered each term.


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Research Tools

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H.R. MacMillan Library


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