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Information Literacy: Instruction for Your Classes: Online Tools

Information Literacy: what it is, why it is important to you, and how to incorporate information literacy skills into your assignments.


This page includes an assortment of videos, tutorials, images, etc. that may be useful in your course pages.  Feel free to embed or link to any of these.  Ask Us if you have questions about using these resources.  Contact us also if you have suggestions for a video or animation that you think would be useful!

Online Info Lit Course

Try the self-paced Information Literacy tutorial in Canvas, UK's learning management system.  Anyone affiliated with UK can sign up to take the course:

Online Information Literacy

Instructors may choose to refer students to this course, to supplement library instruction in the classroom and help students develop the information literacy skills they need to be successful in college.  To have your students self-enroll, send them this link:


Check out our YouTube channel for a collection of information literacy and library help videos.  Topics include:

  • Evaluating Database Results
  • Introduction to Research
  • Scholarly, Trade & Popular Publications
  • Developing a Research Topic
  • Selecting Search Terms
  • Background Research
  • Mobile Printing Help
  • Asking for Help
  • UK 101: 4 Research Tips in 2 Minutes

You can add these to Canvas using the Rich Content Editor (see this page for help).

Overview of InfoKat Discovery

Watch this short video for an overview and tips to get the most out of our new discovery system, InfoKat Discovery. IKD includes our library catalog plus additional resources, including content from some (not all!) article databases and local digital collections.

Questions? Comments? Just Ask Us!

Interactive Tools and Tutorials

Interactive overview of Young Library. Shows the services, collections, and amenities available on each floor.

Introduction to UK Libraries.  Interactive tutorial highlights important resources and services.  

Copyright Overview: Using Images. Ten minute course that introduces students to copyright, public domain, fair use, and Creative Commons.

Introduction to Scholarly Articles, for students who are new to scholarly research.

Scholarly Articles


NEW Library DIY.  This is an interactive "self help" tool designed to help students help themselves with common library problems and questions. 

Library DIY

Short animations (animated Gifs)

These short animations can be added as you would any image.  Students don't have to click on anything to see the video.  (Yes, having several on a page can be obnoxious! Use them sparingly.)

Useful Tools

Suggested Links

Consider adding links to these pages in our website:

Creating Research Assignments

Check out our new tips for Creating Research Assignments. Includes suggestions for effecitve information literacy assignments and pitfalls to avoid.

Creating Research Assignments