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Canvas Information Literacy Modules
Clicking on the titles will take you to a Canvas course where you can view the content, but not use any of the assignments or quizzes. Modules can be imported or downloaded from Canvas Commons. Instructions are in the box to the bottom right.
- Covers plagiarism and why citing is important. Gives basic overviews on MLA and APA, and how to use the EBSCO Database Citation generator tool. Includes a sample works cited assignment and quiz.
- Walks through the process of coming up with a good research question, starting with topic, refining, rewriting, and testing. Includes two activities to promote interaction with the writing process, as well as a quiz to test their knowledge.
- Walks the students through the process of narrowing and refining topics using information literacy skills of brainstorming, doing background research, and thinking of the topic in terms of research questions or thesis statements. It also discuses searching to learn in Google Scholar. Includes a quiz.
- This module covers the CRAAP Test (Currency, Relevancy, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose), shows how to apply it to journal articles, and includes a quiz covering the topic and which gives actual evaluation practice.
- An 8 Module reference series on how to write graduate level literature reviews, focusing on resources for the education masters program. Each module has a quiz or practice assignment, or both.
- An 8 Module reference series on how to write graduate level literature reviews, focusing on resources for the nursing program. Each module has a quiz or practice assignment, or both.
- This module walks you through the process of how to set up an Interlibrary Loan account, how to put in a request, how to double check to see if the item is available elsewhere in the library, and how to check the status of interlibrary loan requests, including renewals.
- Explanations of how keywords and keyphrases work, basics of Boolean Operators AND, OR, and NOT, as well as advanced searching techniques such as nesting and truncation. Includes quiz covering all the topics.
- Goes through the differences between publication types and how to use each type (magazine and journal articles). It also talks about the structure of a scholarly article and how to search for just scholarly articles in the databases. Includes quiz covering all the topics and giving the opportunity to distinguish the differences between scholarly and popular publications on the same subject.
- This module discusses about how scholarship is a conversation and how synthesizing your sources is a necessary step to writing, as it is how we use the different ideas as well as the writer's own ideas to join the conversation on that topic. It teaches how to critically read scholarly articles for synthesis, how to create and fill out a synthesis matrix, and how to interpret the matrix to identify gaps in the research and then use the matrix to create an outline to write a research paper. This module includes a quiz and sample assignment.
- Talks about the different types of sources (primary, secondary, and tertiary) and how to use each source type. It also covers how to read an article and the best way to use books in research. Includes a quiz, which covers all the topics.
- Explanations on what library databases are and why they are important, tips on how to use Academic Search Ultimate, as well as how to choose and use subject specific databases and how to use Interlibrary Loan if what you need is not in any of the library databases. Includes quiz covering all the topics.
How to Use Canvas Commons
You can look up these modules in Canvas Commons as well. Search for SUU Library, and then click on the one you want.
You have the option to import the module directly into the class you select, or you can download the file and upload it to the canvas account you want it in.
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