Library Basics Tutorial
Your students can learn the basics of using the library through this simple tutorial. Online video segments are integrated into this tutorial.
SURF (under construction)
The SURF tutorial is design for undergraduate students in general education courses, working on 2-5 page paper, speeches or presentations. The tutorial will help them find, analyze and incorporate scholarly research into their papers and assignments. Students can log in and answer questions about their own assignments and have the option of emailing the results directly to instructors. The tutorial can be assigned in sections throughout the semester.
At Other Universities
Bruin Success with Less Stress
UCLA Library's tutorial about file sharing, plagiarism, academic integrity, intellectual property and more.
"Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation : A guide for library instruction"
By Jim Kapoun, a reference and instruction librarian at Southwest State University.
INTERNET NAVIGATOR: Utah's First On-line Multi-Institutional Internet Course.
This course requires a Flash enabled browser.
TILT: Texas Information Literacy Tutorial
This is probably the best web-based interactive tutorial introducing research resources and skills.
LOBO: Library Online Basic Orientation
This tutorial from the North Carolina State University has a very extensive tutorial covering library research.
CSU Information Competencies Tutorials
These 9 modules were created at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA and teach basic library skills.
CSULB Library Designing Effective Library Assignments
Find out how to incorporate the CSULB Library into your assignments.
CSULB librarians by subject
Get to know your Subject Librarian! Schedule instruction sessions or get assistance with designing information literate library assignments!
Creating Effective Library Assignments (University of Maryland)
This site provides a nice outline of why and how to design library assignments.
Effective library assignments (Bowling Green University)
Another site with tips for designing library assignments. Also provides interesting alternatives to traditional term papers.
Information Competence Initiative
This site is the focal point for the California State University Information Competence Initiative as well as provides links to other information literacy resources.
"Directory of Online Resources for Information Literacy"
This large site, full of links to resources for IL, is edited by Drew Smith and sponsored by the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida.
Information Literacy in a Nutshell
Association of College & Research Libraries/ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy primer on information literacy for faculty and academic administrators.
"Information Literacy Sites; Background and Ideas for Program Planning and Development"
By Esther Grassian and Susan E. Clark. College & Research Libraries News, February 1999.
"Understanding Information Literacy"
U.S. Department of Education publication by Barbara Humes from the Office of Educational Research, National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries and Lifelong Learning.
Association of College and Research Libraries new "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" were endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education.
CSULB Library's Information Literacy Minimum Standards for Undergraduates.
Books about Information Competencies
Articles about Information Competencies