Competency 5

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Locate and retrieve relevant sources in a variety of formats from the global information environment.

5.1 Understand the organization of materials in libraries and use locally produced location guides.
5.2 Understand how to use classification systems and their rationale.
5.3 Use location information in the bibliographic record to retrieve locally owned resources.
5.4 Use local resources to locate information sources in the global information environment.
5.5 Understand that libraries have developed methods for locating and sharing resources not owned locally and use the appropriate resource sharing system, such as interlibrary loan or document delivery, to retrieve information.
5.6 Understand that the Internet may be a useful resource for locating, retrieving and transferring information electronically.

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