If your students are just getting started with college research, this video lesson will teach them some of the key characteristics of this type of research as well as demonstrate how to search for peer-reviewed sources in a library database.
Resources for Faculty
This playlist has been compiled by the libraries' Information Literacy department to provide key resources about information literacy to get you started. If you have any questions or would like recommendations for further resources, please feel free to contact us.
The Information Literacy Department of the University Libraries empowers students to be confident users and creators of information in a dynamic and continually evolving information landscape.
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This self-paced video introduces students to the scholarly conversation, explains the common components of scholarly articles, and provides strategies for identifying and evaluating scholarly articles for their research. It accompanies the Scholarly Party worksheet.
The Information Literacy Department is part of the University Libraries' Public Services Division. Read more about our role in the libraries and the concepts we teach.
The Metaliteracy Badging System offers students a chance to earn virtual badges to show off their learning by completing challenges and quests with metacognitive elements. Badges can be assigned for credit.
This free, open course will help you learn more about what information literacy is and how to teach it effectively. No matter your discipline or field of study, if you are interested in helping students learn to interact with information confidently, this course is for you.
The ACRL Framework is the central defining document for information literacy, expanding on and deepening previous notions about what it means to be information literate. Featured concepts include “Information Has Value,” “Searching is Strategic Exploration,” and “Scholarship is a Conversation."
This open online textbook was edited and authored primarily by librarians in our department. Each chapter covers a concept related to information literacy and includes an activity that can be used to assess students’ learning