Searching as Strategic Exploration

A one-shot or seminar class on fake news tied to source evaluation. Examination of the factors at play in the creation of misinformation; insight into how to select sources; tools and strategies for evalutating content of stories, authors, and news outlets.
Contributor: Jennifer Hasse
Resource Type(s): ActivityLesson Plan
Discipline(s): Multidisciplinary
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
A visual guide that explains where to find energy and sustainability information.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Resource Type(s): Research Guide
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Economics
Type of Institution: University
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
A visual research guide that is designed to help students with a small business research project.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Resource Type(s): Research Guide
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Business
Type of Institution: University
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
A visual research guide that is designed to help students with a legal issue research project.
Contributor: Grace Liu
Resource Type(s): Research Guide
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Searching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Business
Type of Institution: University
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: All Rights Reserved
The purpose of this activity is to inspire students to adopt structured methods when they explore and retrieve information. It is based on lab notebooking methods and on managing and documenting the flow of references in Zotero, a reference management software.The first principle is based on a tree of collections to manage the references arriving in the Zotero library. Some basic methods are suggested and the students are invited to create their own. The second principle is based on standalone notes to document all the research process through online database, libraries and experts.
Contributor: Pascal Martinolli
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
Information Literacy Frame(s) Addressed: Research as InquirySearching as Strategic Exploration
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
Type of Institution: CollegeUniversity
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
”Evidence Based Optometry" is a research guide that supports the Clinical Reasoning classes at the New England College of Optometry. The tutorial is sectioned off by class year. The OD1 section covers the ask, acquire, and appraise steps of evidence-based medicine. OD2 provides information on creating a differential diagnosis using evidence-based medicine. The OD3 section re-visits the appraisal process of vetting scientific articles and demystifies the steps involved in reading a scientific study. The section for the students' final year, OD4, contains information on how to access resources after graduation and apply evidence-based optometry in clinic rotations. The research guide emphasizes the “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” frame by including a health information-focused CRAAP test and the evidence pyramid. It also emphasizes the “Research as Inquiry” frame as students learn how to craft background and foreground questions.
Contributor: Melissa Lydston
Resource Type(s): Tutorial
Discipline(s): Health
Type of Institution: University
License Assigned: CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License CC-BY-NC-ND
This module is intended to address fundamental information literacy skills appropriate for students in the first two years of college. It is designed to be incorporated into any LMS for use in both online and face to face courses. The module is divided into five self-paced chapters that progress through the stages of a student research process. Each chapter should take roughly 30 minutes to complete, and covers two to three learning outcomes that lend themselves to early college student information literacy and align with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, adopted by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) in 2016.
Contributor: Olivia Reinauer
Resource Type(s): Learning Object
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
Type of Institution: Community or Junior College
Scope: Course-level
License Assigned: CC Attribution License CC-BY
This template gives space to outline an Information Literacy session, allowing a department to create a more cohesive program, or a single librarian to maintain an organized sense of their own sessions.This single page template gives space for teaching and learning activities, applying a frame, tools used for the session, assesment techniques used, time taken, as well as assigning it to a course and instructor.
Contributor: Hanna Primeau
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA
In this activity, students think metacognitively as they search to work out strategies for navigating the search process.  In the process, they use Google Docs to collaboratively produce a Search Tips sheet which the whole class can refer back to.  
Contributor: Heather Beirne
Resource Type(s): ActivityLesson PlanWorksheet
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
License Assigned: CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA
Paper discussing a proposal for an information fluency initiative at the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries.
Contributor: Greg Hardin
Resource Type(s): PublicationWhite PaperOther
Discipline(s): Not Discipline Specific
Type of Institution: University
License Assigned: CC Attribution-ShareAlike License CC-BY-SA

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