Information and research skills are the emphases of the fifth-grade library program. Fifth graders develop an understanding of information literacy skills by reviewing and learning new concepts that allow them to become independent users of the TSC and the New York Public Library (NYPL) systems. Students expand their learning by applying these new concepts to: works cited, notetaking, developing effective search strategies, and evaluating information sources when using the internet and the library's collection of databases. Throughout the year, fifth graders are expected to conduct short research projects that use multiple print and online sources to build knowledge through the investigation of different aspects of a topic.