Searching as Strategic Exploration

Covering necessary information literacy topics in a traditional "one shot" session can be difficult. To address this challenge, a suite of interactive online modules were developed to provide active learning lessons on various information literacy topics. The modules can be used in fully online, flipped or face-to-face courses and can be integrated into a learning management system (LMS) so student knowledge and progress can be tracked and assessed. Developed using Articulate Storyline, the sources files are available as open source downloads under a GNU General Public License (GPLv3) from the Marquette University Libraries GitHub site. Please feel free to download and continue to enhance and improve these modules.
Contributor: Eric Kowalik
Discipline(s): Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA
Discovery of resources related to a topic, or the beginning stages of determining a research question. Students can use this organizer to answer critical questions about searching for resources as well as share with peers in this process, seeking input in critical/essential questions, search terms,  or authors.Possible Learning Outcomes (Authority is Constructed and Contextual):Define different types of authority through research/literature review, based on societal position, subject expertise, or special experienceUse research tools and indicators of authority to determine the credibility of sources.
Contributor: Rhonda Huisman
Resource Type(s): ActivityWorksheet
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial License CC-BY-NC
Designed for an upper-division petroleum engineering seminar, this lesson attempts to use the frame "Information has value" to illuminate the process of discovering and retrieving scholarly information.  The lesson was more successful when delivered to early-stage graduate students in the petroleum engineering department.
Contributor: Lia Vella
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Information Has ValueSearching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Engineering
Type of Institution: CollegeUniversityOther
License Assigned: CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA
This resource can be used individually or as a workshop to help librarians begin to create an assessment plan for their information literacy sessions related to the Framework. 
Contributor: Susan Miller
Resource Type(s): Instruction Program Material
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
Students in a political science course had to identify a local issue and find information to determine how the problem could be resolved. They were asked to identify local groups to work with, find federal, state, and local laws related to the issue, and use the information to develop their plan of action to resolve the problem. 
Contributor: Diane Fulkerson
Resource Type(s): ActivityWorksheet
Discipline(s): Political Science
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
After a brief overview of library resources in the context of Communication Studies (with an emphasis on different kinds of sources: blogs, books, multimedia), this document can be used to 1. Understand different database features 2. Finding specific kind of resources: scholarly, secondary, trade publications 3. Become comfortable translating selected resources into APA citations
Contributor: Ray Pun
Resource Type(s): Worksheet
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Communication Studies
Type of Institution: University
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved

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