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Assignments: Information Literacy

Assignments for classroom use by instructors

Purpose: Add these assignments to your classroom activities, assessments, or tutorials.

Work with your liaison librarian: If you like, contact your liaison librarian. We will work with you to come up with best ways to incorporate them into a course.

Formats: Editable PDFs that students can complete and upload to D2L.

Related tutorials: These assignments build on concepts in our Tutorials for Information Literacy.

Planning your research

Moving Through the Research Process
A detailed planning guide that takes students through all the steps of a research project.

Search strategies & tips

Plan Your Search Strategy
Guides students through the process of using keywords in a search strategy.


Rethinking Your Search
Guides student through a process that helps refine and change a search that isn't working the first time.


Following a Citation Trail
Guides students through the process of using relevant citations to find more articles.

Understanding sources

Practice Your Fact-Checking
Guides students through steps to evaluate the credibility of an online source.


Be a Fact-Checker
Guides students through evaluating a popular (non-scholarly) source for possible use in a research paper.


Analyzing & Integrating Scholarly Articles
Guides students through six steps to analyzing a scholarly article.

Citing & avoiding plagiarism

Citing Your Sources in APA Format
With a citation of their choice, students learn to quote from it, paraphrase it, and add it to a reference list in APA format.


Citing Your Sources in MLA Format
With a citation of their choice, students learn to quote from it, paraphrase it, and add it to a works cited page in MLA format.


Identifying the Elements of a Citation
This online form asks students to identify correct elements to cite from videos, online music, social media, and more.