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Information Literacy: Information Literacy Modules

Information Literacy Tutorials

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How to use this page

Faculty, if want to assign these tutorials to your students. Simply complete this steps: 

  1. Notify your liaison librarian which tutorial(s) you want to use.
  2. Provide the assigned due date.
  3. Grab the tutorial link (either ask your liaison librarian for it or right click on the link and copy).
  4. Add the link to your course and assign due date.
  5. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each module tutorial that you can ask them to submit to you for credit. The certificate will have their information as well as their score. Alternatively, you can ask your liaison librarian to send you a spreadsheet with the results of your students' submissions after the due date.

Module 1: Understand Your Assignment

document with pencil iconModule 1: Understand Your Assignment

This module should take about 10 minutes to complete.
By the end of this module, students will be able to

  • Explain what their assignment is asking them to do
  • Choose their topic
  • Modify the scope of their topic

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Module 2: Types of Information

page with lines iconModule 2: Types of Information

This module should take about 10 minutes to complete.
By the end of this module, students will be able to

  • Recall that information is classified into different types
  • Recognize that different disciplines use distinct information sources
  • Explain how information is created over time after an event
  • Identify the information sources available on their topic

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Module 3: Search Strategies

computer with search magnifying glass iconModule 3: Search Strategies Tutorial

This module will take about 10 minutes to complete.
By the end of this module, students will be able to

  • Explain why search strategies are necessary
  • Describe key search strategies
  • Break their topic down into keywords
  • Describe how to apply the operators AND, OR, NOT, asterisk, and quotation marks, in their database search to produce targeted results
  • Revise their search based on the results

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Module 4: Find Books, Articles, and Other Media

books iconFind Books, Articles, and Other Media Tutorial

This module should take about 10 minutes to complete.
By the end of this module, students willl be able to

  • Describe how to conduct a broad search across all of the library’s resources
  • Choose the specific database(s) best for their topic
  • Remember how to request items that the library doesn’t have

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Module 5: Citing Your Sources

checklist iconModule 5: Citing Your Sources Tutorial

This module will take about 10 minutes to complete.

After completing this module, students will be able to 

  • Explain the importance of giving credit to others.
  • Recognize a citation style. 

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