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CREDO Information Literacy

Access to the CREDO information literacy platform

Getting Started With Research

Tutorials

  • Why Information Literacy Matters
  • Developing a Research Focus
  • Choosing a Topic
  • Background Research Tips
  • Scholarship as Conversation
  • Research for Persuasive Writing

Videos

  • Life in the Information Age
  • The Research Process
  • How to Narrow Your Topic
  • Beginning Research with Wikipedia/Google
  • Thesis Statements

Quizzes

  • Thesis Statements
  • The Research Process

Sources of Information

Tutorials

  • Information Has Value
  • Source Types
  • How to Read Scholarly Materials
  • Selecting Appropriate Digital Sources

Videos

  • Data, Information, and Knowledge
  • Primary & Secondary Research
  • Primary Sources 
  • Secondary Sources
  • Tertiary Sources
  • Peer Review
  • Types of Sources
  • How to Read Scholarly Materials

Quizzes

  • Primary & Secondary Sources
  • Peer Review
  • Types of Sources

Searching for Information

Tutorials

  • Choosing & Using Keywords
  • Search Techniques, Part 1
  • Search Techniques, Part 2

Videos

  • Searching as Exploration
  • Choosing a Database
  • Refining Search Results

Quizzes

  • Choosing a Database
  • Choosing and Using Keywords
  • Search Techniques

Evaluating Information

Tutorials

  • Evaluating Information
  • Choosing the Best Web Source
  • News Reporting vs. Opinion Pieces in Journalism
  • Evaluating Digital Sources Using Lateral Reading

Videos

  • What is Authority?
  • Evaluating Sources
  • Identifying Misinformation
  • How to Identify and Debunk Fake News
  • News Evaluation Strategies
  • Introduction to Bias
  • Types of Bias

Quizzes

  • Evaluating Information
  • Fake News
  • Bias

Presenting Research and Data

Tutorials

  • Synthesizing Information
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Digital Privacy
  • Paraphrasing, Quoting and Summarizing

Videos

  • Synthesizing Information
  • Anatomy of a Research Paper
  • Writing Help

Quizzes

  • Synthesizing Information
  • Anatomy of a Research Paper

Citations and Academic Integrity

Tutorials

  • Why Citations Matter
  • APA Citations
  • MLA 8th Edition Citation Style

Videos

  • Why Citations Matter
  • APA Citations
  • MLA 7th Edition Citation Style
  • MLA 8th Edition Citation Style
  • Turabian Citation Style
  • Harvard Citation Style
  • Chicago Style 17th ed. Journals
  • Chicago Style, 17th ed. Books and eBooks
  • Chicago Style, 17th ed. Websites and Social Media
  • Academic Integrity
  • Plagiarism
  • Copyright

Quizzes

  • APA Citations
  • MLA Citations
  • Turabian Citations
  • Academic Integrity