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Info Lit Modules: My Library Packet


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#1: General Library Orientation Tours and Scavenger Hunts (opens new window)

#2: Introduction to Academic Research

#3: Searching as Exploration: Getting Ready for Research (Library Searching Part 1)

#4: Searching as Exploration: Searching Tips & Tricks (Library Searching Part 2 coming soon)

#5: How to Spot Fake News and Debunk Conspiracy Theories


  • There are variety of library and information literacy modules included in My Library Packet.

  • Each module is intended to introduce students to foundational information literacy skills and concepts. They are numbered in recommended order to suggest a scaffolded approach to learning. 

  • Librarians are available for consulting on My Library Packet customization. 

  • Each module captures student answers and tracking data. When you are ready to view your student data, please contact a librarian. 

1) General Library Orientation Videos, Tours and Scavenger Hunts

In-person and virtual journeys to discover library services, spaces and people. 



2) Introduction to Academic Research

Introduces students to various aspects of academic research, including the student's role in scholarly communication, online source evaluation, and using information strategically and responsibly.


Objectives: By the end of this tutorial students will be able to:

  • identify strategies for using information strategically and responsibly.

  • recognize their role in scholarly communication. 

  • explore "post-truth" source evaluation techniques.


3) Searching as Exploration: Getting Started with Research (Library Searching Part 1)
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Introduces students to the concepts and strategies for getting started with research (pre-research). 


Objectives: By the end of this tutorial students will be able to:

  • be familiar with strategies for getting started with research. 

  • discover time-saving tools for conducting pre-research. 

  • learn how to access and select library databases for searching. 

  • learn when and how to narrow a topic and formulate a research question. 


4) How to Spot Fake News & Debunk Conspiracy Theories

Introduces students to source evaluation strategies for identifying and working with online news. 

NOTE: An extended version of this module is available that includes a practice session for students at the end. This extended version is called How to Spot Fake News - Deep Dive and is available here


Objectives: By the end of this tutorial students will be able to:

  • identify the characteristics for fake and real news.

  • evaluate whether a source is fake.

  • differentiate between types of fake news.

  • consider how their own biases affect their ability to reason.  

  • recognize their responsibility in the spread of information.