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Project Development
Customization of Western Michigan University's Searchpath, a direct descendant of University of Texas' TILT, was made possible through a Summer Technology Grant from Louisiana Tech University.
Additional acknowledgment should be credited to the many adaptations of Searchpath and TILT that served as inspiration for this customization.

Louisiana Tech University's Searchpath was adapted from WMU's Searchpath by:

Rebecca Brantley project coordinator, content
Brian Lee graphic designer

Deep appreciation is extended to:

  • Louisiana Tech University Summer Technology Grant Committee for awarding funding for this project
  • Dr. Walter Wicker for providing support for this project
  • Lynell Buckley for facilitating the addition of a graphic designer for this project
  • The Reference faculty, staff, and student workers of Prescott Memorial Library for providing additional feedback and support during the completion of the project.

Additional Notes
Original to this version was an online, integrative database to organize and collect quiz data to provide efficient delivery of student scores to instructors. That database was designed by Nick Tullos.
Currently, quizzes are delivered and scored through Blackboard which has proven to be a more convenient (and efficient) means of student and instructor access.

The "Call Numbers" page, is reproduced with the permission of Seattle Community College District Libraries at Many of the graphics came from TILT, others were created by Kelly Tyler, Elaine Anderson Jayne, Judith Arnold, or come from free clip art collections such as the Action-Links Clip Art Archive and the Northern Illinois University images. The photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Module 6 is courtesy of WMU Archives & Regional History Collections.


Original material from Louisiana Tech University ©2006 funded through a Summer Technology Grant. It is based upon Searchpath material © by the Board of Trustees of Western Michigan University which 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 Searchpath Open Publication License.