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Information Literacy Course Module: Getting Started with Research

Welcome to the InfoLit Modules! The materials on these pages have been designed to give you a foundation in information literacy and critical thinking. Topics have been divided among six modules; each includes videos, tutorials, and quizzes.


This module covers why information literacy skills matter and how to get started with a research project, including understanding the process, choosing a topic, and beginning research.

Tutorial: Why Information Literacy Matters

Video: Life in the Information Age

Video: The Research Process:

Tutorial: Choosing a Topic:

Video: How to Narrow Your Topic:

Tutorial: Background Research Tips:

Video: Thesis Statements:

Quiz: Thesis Statements:

Tutorial: Scholarship as Conversation:

Quiz: The Research Process: