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Information Literacy Modules

McKee Library's instruction team is pleased to offer web-based, self-paced information literacy modules which can be easily integrated into eClass. These modules are available both as stand-alone instructional components and also as units, as outlined below. Video lengths typically range between two and five minutes. Tutorials include text, activities, and ungraded self-check points. To take advantage of the ungraded content (videos and tutorials), simply use the links below to access the resource in a McKee Library research guide.  

To utilize the automatically graded quizzes and associated content in eClass, please contact Jessica Spears

General Information Literacy Topics

Module titles with an asterisk have an assessment covering all module content.

  • Why Information Literacy Matters: Tutorial
  • Life in the Information Age: Video
  • Research Process: Videos
  • Developing a Research Focus: Tutorial
  • How to Narrow Your Topic: Video
  • Background Research Tips: Tutorial
  • Beginning Research with Wikipedia/Google: Videos
  • Thesis Statements: Video (Assessment Available)
  • Scholarship as Conversation: Tutorial
  • Research for Persuasive Writing: Tutorial
  • Creating a Research Plan: Video
  • Framing a Problem: Video

  • Information Has Value: Tutorial
  • Data, Information, and Knowledge: Video
  • Primary and Secondary Sources: Video (Assessment Available) 
  • Primary, Secondary, & Tertiary Sources: Tutorial
  • Peer Review: Video (Assessment Available) 
  • Types of Sources: Video and Tutorial  (Assessment Available)
  • How to Read Scholarly Materials: Tutorial and Video
  • Selecting Appropriate Digital Sources: Tutorial

  • Searching as Exploration: Video
  • Choosing a Database: Video (Assessment Available)
  • Choosing and Using Keywords: Tutorial  (Assessment Available)
  • Search Techniques, Part One: Tutorial
  • Search Techniques. Part Two: Tutorial
  • Refining Search Results: Video

  • What Is Authority?: Video
  • Introduction to Bias: Video (Assessment Available Covering Both Bias Videos) 
  • Types of Bias: Video 
  • Evaluating Source: Video
  • Evaluating Information: Tutorial
  • Choosing the Best Web Sources: Tutorial
  • Understanding Misinformation: Tutorial
  • News Reporting vs. Opinion Pieces in Journalism: Tutorial
  • Evaluating Digital Sources Using Lateral Reading: Tutorial

  • Searching for Images: Video
  • Interpreting Images: Video
  • Why Does Visual Literacy Matter?: Tutorial
  • Using Quantitative Data: Video (Assessment Available)
  • Evaluating Statistics: Video

  • Synthesis: Video
  • Synthesizing Information for Academic Writing: Tutorial(Assessment Available)
  • Annotated Bibliography: Tutorial 
  • Anatomy of a Research Paper: Video  (Assessment Available) 
  • Writing Help: Video
  • Digital Privacy: Video
  • Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Summarizing: Tutorial
  • Academic Writing: Video
  • Understanding the Communication Need: Video
  • Presentation Skills: Tutorial
  • Study Skills: Tutorial

  • Introduction to Cultural Issues: Video
  • Global Citizenship: Video(Assessment Available Covering Culture and Citizenship)
  • Introduction to Civic Engagement: Video
  • Introduction to Civic Action: Video (Assessment Available) \

  • Academic Integrity: Tutorial
  • Information Has Value: Tutorial
  • Copyright: Tutorial
  • Plagiarism: Video(Assessment Available Covering Information Ethics)
  • Digital Privacy: Tutorial
  • Introduction to Digital Citizenship: Tutorial(Assessment Available)


Module titles with an asterisk have an assessment covering all module content.

  • Why Citations Matter: Video and Tutorial
  • APA Citations - 6th Edition: Video and Tutorial  (Assessment Available)
  • APA Citations - 7th Edition: Video and Tutorial (Assessment Available)

  • Why Citations Matter: Video and Tutorial
  • MLA 9th Edition Citation Style: Video and Tutorial(Assessment Available)
  • MLA 8th Edition Citation Style: Video and Tutorial  (Assessment Available)

  • Why Citations Matter: Video and Tutorial
  • Turabian Citation Style 9th Ed.: Video (Assessment Available) 
  • Chicago Style 17th. Ed. Journals: Video
  • Chicago Style 17th. Ed. Books, eBooks: Video
  • Chicago Style 17th. Ed. Websites, and Social Media: Video

Health Science Modules

Module titles with an asterisk have an assessment covering all module content.

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice: Tutorial
  • Identifying Types of Evidence: Tutorial
  • Understanding Study Design: Tutorial
  • Using the Hierarchy of Evidence: Tutorial
  • Appraising Evidence - Diagnostic Studies: Tutorial
  • Appraising Evidence - Treatment Studies: Tutorial
  • Applying Evidence to a Patient Population: Tutorial

  • Introduction to Medical Databases: Video
  • Search Strategy for Health Information: Tutorial
  • PICO Questions Part 1: Writing a PICO Question: Tutorial
  • PICO Questions Part 2: Going From PICO Question to Search: Tutorial
  • Scientific Method for Health Science Students: Tutorial
  • Health Literacy: Tutorial

  • CINAHL: Tutorial
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Tutorial
  • Consumer Health Information: Tutorial
  • Health Statistics Part 1: Introduction to Using Health Data and Statistics: Tutorial
  • Health Statistics Part 2: Resources for Health Statistics: Tutorial
  • Mental and Behavioral Health Resources: Tutorial
  • Locating Drug Information Part 1: Consumer Resources: Tutorial
  • Locating Drug Information Part 2: Clinical Resources: Tutorial
  • Nutrition Resources: Tutorial
  • Point-of-Care Resources Part 1: Introduction to Using Point-of-Care Resources: Tutorial
  • Point-of-Care Resources Part 2: DynaMed, UpToDate, and Nursing Reference Center: Tutorial
  • PubMed Tips and Tricks: Tutorial
  • Gray Literature: Tutorial

More Information & Request

All modules can be viewed online on our research guides. Please contact Jessica Spears for more information or to integrate the modules in eClass.