Faculty DIY Information Literacy Modules & Resources

D.I.Y. Modules for Teaching Research Concepts & Developing Information Literacy

The Do It Yourself Modules & Materials have been created to help faculty develop students’ research skills and information literacy. Faculty are encouraged to adapt materials as needed to suit the needs of their courses. Materials can be linked/added to Blackboard or Canvas. Please contact Elizabeth Dolinger, Information Literacy Librarian, with any questions.

Module One: Developing Topic of Inquiry & Identifying KeywordsBack to top

Module Two: Searching for BooksBack to top

Module Three: Search for & Evaluate Information on the WebBack to top

Many of these materials use the C.R.A.P. acronym to introduce four basic criteria for evaluating websites: Currency, Reliability, Authority, Purpose.

Module Four: Scholarly v. Popular sources & Types of InformationBack to top

Module Five: Searching for Articles & Using Library DatabasesBack to top

Module Six: Literature ReviewsBack to top

Module Seven: Citations, Plagiarism, & Ethical Use of InformationBack to top

Other Resources & Materials AvailableBack to top

  • Information Literacy Curriculum & Resources by Department
    • Discipline specific materials can be created to help develop students’ information literacy throughout their academic major. Contact the department librarian or the Information Literacy Librarian, Elizabeth Dolinger (edolinger@keene.edu) to discuss department needs.
  • Rubric for Information Literacy (Integrative Studies Program)
  • Research/Information Literacy sessions
    • The department librarian is available to teach sessions to develop information literacy and research skills. Contact the Information Literacy Librarian, Elizabeth Dolinger at edolinger@keene.edu to discuss class needs.
  • Pre-tests available Information literacy pre-tests are available for faculty to administer to students to help identify the skill areas in which students need instruction or support. To preview or use a test contact the Information Literacy Librarian, Elizabeth Dolinger at edolinger@keene.edu

Please contact Elizabeth Dolinger, Information Literacy Librarian at KSC’s Mason Library, if you have comments, questions or ideas regarding the DIY Toolkit.

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