Learning Outcomes by IL standard
Pamela Jackson of SDSU has developed an archive of ready to go activites sorted by IL standards.
Please feel free to review the .doc and open editable handouts. You will have to review the content for SDSU specific information and incorporate USC images and screenshots to customzie these handouts for your own classes. I have also reviewed and included other IL specific handouts, graphics, and tutorials for inclusion.
ACRL Standard One: Define the Information Need and Research Topic
- Articulates information need in order to develop, focus, and revise a thesis or research question.
- Develops knowledge of various formats of information sources and how they are produced, organized and disseminated.
- Differentiates between scholarly and popular literature, primary and secondary research, and current vs. historical research.
Information Literacy Handouts and Activities for ACRL Standard One
ACRL Standard Two: Develop a Search Strategy; Locate and Retrieve Information
- Selects the most appropriate investigative methods or resources (interviews, fieldwork, lab experiments, library catalog, databases, Internet, etc.) in order to retrieve relevant information.
- Identifies keywords, synonyms, and controlled vocabulary in order to construct an effective search strategy.
- Uses Boolean logic, truncation, proximity indicators, and indexes in order to efficiently and effectively search for information.
- Understands bibliographic citations and call numbers in order to locate information.
- Retrieves information in various formats both online and in person, including primary research through interviews, surveys and experiments, and the use of services such as Circuit, Link+, and Interlibrary Loan.
Information Literacy Handouts and Activities for ACRL Standard Two:
Understanding Library of Congress (LC) Classification System and Shelf reading
Research Process Worksheet: Journalism and Mass Communications
ACRL Standard 3
ACRL Standard Three: Evaluate Information; Incorporate Information into Knowledge Base and Value System
- Summarizes the content of information sources in order to identify the main points and knows when it is appropriate to paraphrase and use direct quotes.
- Evaluates information in order to determine its reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, point of view or bias.
- Analyzes information in order to determine if it is an appropriate source for their current information need (scholarly or popular, primary or secondary, etc.)
- See relationships between concepts.
Investigate differing viewpoints and participates in class discussions.
Information Literacy Handouts and Activities for ACRL Standard Three:
Evaluating Sources of Information: Sample Web Documents
ACRL Standard Four: Use Information to Accomplish a Purpose
- Plans and creates a product or performance, using paraphrases and direct quotes to support the project.
- Keeps a reflective journal or log, reflecting on the projects strategies, successes and failures.
- Clearly communicates the project to others.
Information Literacy Handouts and Activities for ACRL Standard Four:
ACRL Standard Five: Use Information Legal and Social
- Accurately and appropriately documents sources, and uses paraphrases and direct quotes in order to avoid plagiarism.
- Understands issues related to privacy and security, censorship, intellectual property and copyright in order to use information responsibly.
- Legally obtains, stores, and disseminates text, data, images and sound.
Information Literacy Handouts and Activities for ACRL Standard Five:
Sample Citations in Turabian Format
Sample Citations in MLA Format
Sample Citations in APA Format
Plagiarism Flow chart graphic
Cite It Right libguide