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Information Literacy: Instruction for Your Classes: Effective Research Assignments

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

Designing Effective Research Assignments

Your students want to know how to meet your expectations.  An effective research assignment includes clear instructions that introduce and build on research skills throughout the semester. By breaking down the research process into incremental steps, you can make the process less daunting for your students and create opportunities for you to provide meaningful feedback, which will have a huge impact on student learning. 

View the brief tutorial, Creating Library Research Assignments,  for ideas to help you make your research assignments more effective.

Creating Research Assignments

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

Recommended for: Instructors


Length: Approximately 6-8 minutes