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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.

Resources

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 40 minute, 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: https://uk.instructure.com/enroll/HFM8FK.

Videos

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!

Useful Tools

Suggested Links

Consider adding links to these pages in our website:

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.)

Library DIY

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

Library DIY

Interactive Overview of Young Library

This interactive overview of Young Library shows the services, collections, and amenities available on each floor.

Interactive Overview of Young Library

Copyright Overview: Using Images

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

 

Copyright Overview: Using Images

 

Introduction to UK Libraries

Introduction to UK Libraries is an interactive tutorial highlighting important resources and services.  

 

Introduction to UK Libraries

 

Introduction to Scholarly Articles

Introduction to Scholarly Articles helps students who are new to scholarly research.

Introduction to Scholarly Articles

Creating Research Assignments

Creating Research Assignments includes suggestions for effective information literacy assignments and pitfalls to avoid.

 

Creating Research Assignments

 

APA Reference Quiz

Short quiz for testing your APA citation skills.

 

APA Reference Basics

 

Library Jeopardy

Test your knowledge about UK Libraries services and resources!

 

Library Jeopardy