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 our Embedded Librarian, Jessica Spears. Module titles with an asterisk have an assessment covering all module content. 

Getting Started with Research*

  • 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

Sources of Information

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

Searching for Information*

  • 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

Evaluating Information*

  • 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
  • How to Identify and Debunk Fake News: Video  (Assessment Available)

Presenting Research and Data

  • Synthesizing Information: Video and Tutorial  (Assessment Available)
  • Annotated Bibliography: Tutorial 
  • Anatomy of a Research Paper: Video  (Assessment Available) 
  • Writing Help: Video

Citations and Academic Integrity: APA

  • Why Citations Matter: Video and Tutorial
  • APA Citations: Video and Tutorial  (Assessment Available)
  • Academic Integrity: Video (Assessment Available)
  • Plagiarism: Video (Assessment Available)
  • Copyright: Video (Assessment Available)

Citations and Academic Integrity: MLA

  • Why Citations Matter: Video and Tutorial
  • MLA 8th Edition Citation Style: Video and Tutorial  (Assessment Available)
  • Academic Integrity: Video  (Assessment Available)
  • Plagiarism: Video  (Assessment Available)
  • Copyright: Video  (Assessment Available)

Citations and Academic Integrity: Chicago Style

  • Why Citations Matter: Video and Tutorial
  • Turabian Citation Style: 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
  • Academic Integrity: Video  (Assessment Available)
  • Plagiarism: Video  (Assessment Available)
  • Copyright: Video  (Assessment Available)