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Information literacy for lecturers

  • Wish your students would venture beyond the prescribed reading?
  • Like to get your students into the habit of consulting peer-reviewed journals?
  • Need to wean your students off Wikipedia onto more authoritative sources?
  • Concerned about referencing skills?
  • Worried about plagiarism in the 'cut and paste' era?

Your library can help with...

Training

Teaching resources

Online tutorials and guides for students

Support and advice

Training

Subject librarians can work with you to incorporate information literacy teaching into your course at a point which you feel best suits your students' needs.  

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We can offer training in areas such as analysing a topic and identifying information needs, locating and using high quality sources beyond the reading list, evaluating the credibility of information, keeping up-to-date using alerting services, referencing and the use of EndNote.  

Contact your subject librarian for more information. 

Teaching resources

Check out our Information Literacy Resource Bank for engaging exercises and visual resources which you can incorporate into your teaching.  Topics include search techniques, evaluating information, using EndNote, referencing and avoiding plagiarism. These materials can be used in Blackboard modules, lectures and workshops. 

The Student Survival Guide to Writing a Good Essay podcast consists of six short episodes packed with tips and advice from lecturers, librarians and students on writing essays, finding and using information and meeting deadlines.  You can embed episodes within Learning Central.

Online tutorials and guides for students

We provide printable self-help guides and online tutorials covering searching online databases, referencing and avoiding plagiarism, using Cardiff Portal and much more.  

Support and advice

Subject librarians can offer ideas for designing learning experiences to further build your students' information literacy across the curriculum.  They are also available for group-based or one-to-one support as the need arises.