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Information Literacy


Ideas for Helping Students with Information Literacy

Information Literacy Landscape

Idea #1

Ensure they have tools to evaluate sources they find online

Idea #2

Require students to use best practices for citing sources, even when not doing research-based assignments

  • Have them do an informal works consulted page
Idea #3

Have them find a print source BEFORE you have them find it electronically

  • Sources that have different physical formats all look the SAME in databases.
  • Seeing the print sources helps them understand what they are looking at, and what they are looking for.
Idea #4

Bring them in to the library

  • Can be a formal instruction session, or something very informal
  • We suggest bringing them in closer to the time an assignment is due, rather than at the very beginning of the semester. Or, do two mini-sessions instead of one large session.
  • We also have a variety of virtual options for reaching students remotely and/or in the AGS program
Idea #5

Work with us to create a video tutorial about resources for your course or assignment

  • Can be for an entire course, or specific assignment, or part of an assignment
  • See examples on the library website by clicking on “Research Guides” on the right-hand side.