What are the Information Literacy Modules?
The University of Central Florida Information Literacy Modules are funded by the Information Fluency (IF) Initiative and developed by the UCF Libraries and the Center for Distributed Learning (CDL). The modules are instructional resources that faculty can integrate into their courses to help students learn information literacy skills.
Module Update (summer 2015)
We recently transitioned two Information Literacy Modules to a new format. The “Maximizing Google Scholar Searches” and “Managing References Using RefWorks” modules are now web-based research guides. This change allows us to most effectively maintain and update content provided in the modules. We welcome your feedback to be sure we are producing content that will be useful to you and your students. If the assessments provided in these modules is needed for your courses, please contact us to discuss potential options. The new “Google Scholar for Academic Research” and “RefWorks” guides can be accessed at http://guides.ucf.edu/googlescholar and http://guides.ucf.edu/citations-refworks
Information Literacy Modules
- Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style
- Avoiding Plagiarism Using MLA Style
- Avoiding Plagiarism Using Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition
- Citing Sources Using APA Style (6th edition)
- Citing Sources Using MLA Style (7th edition)
- Conducting a Literature Review
- Creating a Search Strategy
- Evaluating Web Sites
- Focusing an Information Search
- Moving Into Discipline Specific Research
- Recognizing a Research Study
- Selecting Articles for Academic Assignments
- Understanding the Information Cycle
How can I preview a module before I assign it?
Log in to the repository with your NID and NID password. Select the Community Library option at the top of the window, choose a module title, and then click Preview to view the module content.
How do I assign the modules?
To assign modules to your students, please see the detailed instructions provided in the Quick Start Guide.
What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy is a set of competencies that can assist individuals to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information and make informed choices about selecting information sources.
How are Information Fluency and Information Literacy Related?
Information Literacy is a component of Information Fluency, which is an institutional initiative at UCF. The Office of Information Fluency provides funding and support for the Information Literacy Modules project.
What Makes UCF’s Information Literacy Modules Unique?
Some factors that make UCF’s Information Literacy Modules unique are that they’re easily ‘sharable’ and include a scored assessment for concepts and skills being taught. The modules can be easily integrated into face-to-face or online courses, and faculty members also have the option to modify modules as needed to make them more course specific.
How can I get started?
Modules are available now for you to use in your courses! See the Modules page for a list with brief descriptions of each module and suggestions on ways to implement them in a course. When you are ready to assign modules to your students, see the Getting Started page to begin.
How can I share feedback about the modules?
If you have ideas or suggestions related to the modules, please use our Feedback Form to send us your thoughts!