Faculty DIY Research Skills & Information Literacy Resources

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

The Do It Yourself 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.

1: Developing Topic of Inquiry & Identifying KeywordsBack to top

2: Searching for BooksBack to top

3: 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.

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

5: Searching for Articles & Using Library DatabasesBack to top

6: Literature ReviewsBack to top

7: 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.
  • Research/Information Literacy sessions
    •  Contact the Information Literacy Librarian, Elizabeth Dolinger at edolinger@keene.edu to discuss class needs.

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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