Information Literacy Course Resources

Information literacy has been explained by the United Kingdom’s Society for College, National, and University Libraries as, “…an umbrella term which encompasses concepts such as digital, visual and media literacies, academic literacy, information handling, information skills, data curation and data management.” They continue, “Information literate people will demonstrate an awareness of how they gather, use, manage, synthesise and create information and data in an ethical manner and will have the information skills to do so effectively.” (SCONUL , The SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy: Core Model for Higher Education, 2011.)

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Information Literacy Tutorials

University at Albany Library Tutorials


Tutorials in the Information Literacy-based category require students to answer questions to demonstrate learning as they proceed through the lesson. At the end, they can identify themselves and their instructors, and the information will be sent to the Information Literacy Department's database. The Department keeps a tally of students' responses, and will send them to you shortly after your specified deadline for completion of the tutorial. Complete the Faculty Registration Form here to register for this service.

Information Literacy-based
  • Researching 101

    A guide to information formats, searching the library's online catalog, and effectively searching article databases. Takes approximately 25-40 minutes to complete.

  • Evaluating Internet Sites 101

    A tutorial developed to help users evaluate Internet sites. Takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

  • Plagiarism 101

    Helps students to understand what plagiarism is, with strategies for avoiding it. Includes a brief writing assignment that can be used to initiate in-class discussion. Takes 20-30 minutes to complete, not including the writing assignment.

  • University Library Virtual Tour

    A tour of the University Library. This covers the physical layout of the library and describes the many resources and services available to students, faculty and staff. Takes approximately 25-35 minutes to complete.


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