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TOR: Technology Orientation Requirement: Home


Welcome to the TOR Library Guide! The purpose of this guide is to assist you as you take Part 2 of the Technology Orientation Requirement (Simmons OPAC and LIS Databases).

While the information and techniques that you learn here will help you sucessfully complete the TOR, you will find that they also provide a foundation on which you will be able to build as you begin your studies in the GSLIS program and continue on towards having a career.


This Library Guide will cover:

  •  Basic search techniques, including Boolean Operators, Truncation, and Concept Grids
  •  Searching the Simmons OPAC
  •  OPAC results
  •  LIS Databases: LISA and Library & Information Science Source


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