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Jarosz, Ellen E.; Kutay, Stephen – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
At California State University, Northridge (CSUN), many students lack the skills needed to locate, analyze, and apply essential contexts associated with primary sources. Using these sources requires critical inquiry, which is a fundamental theme in pedagogy, the California State University system's Core Competencies, and the Association of College…
Descriptors: State Universities, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Developed Materials, Assignments
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Stewart-Mailhiot, Amy – Communications in Information Literacy, 2014
A major responsibility of instruction librarians is to help students develop a more extensive and flexible information literacy repertoire. The teaching and learning of information literacy most often takes place in one of two ways: within the context of single 50-minute library sessions, or at the reference desk. In both cases, it usually takes…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Assignments, Skill Development, Information Literacy
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Ragains, Patrick – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
In this column, the author discusses a lesson in the credit-bearing information literacy course for honors undergraduates at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). The lesson comes last in a unit including resource instruction, search practice, and culminating in the reading and evaluation of a scholarly work. The course, Honors 235: Research in…
Descriptors: Search Strategies, Citations (References), Academic Discourse, Information Literacy