Access Course Guides
Course and Research Guides provide strategies and resources for completing your course assignments and other research projects.
- Inquiry: Exploring and developing research questions; identifying and evaluating information needs
- Evaluation: Assessing functions and uses of sources
- Knowledge creation: Using information to construct and communicate knowledge
- Conversation: Engaging in the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
Instructional Grant Opportunities
The IU Libraries' Teaching & Learning Department is pleased to coordinate instructional grant opportunities for IU faculty and instructors who endeavor to infuse their courses with information literacy assignments and assessments. Annual grant opportunities are offered in order to encourage the incorporation of research strategies and skills into coursework and to enhance students' understanding of the process for seeking, evaluating, and using information in scholarly contexts. The grants are intended to create opportunities for librarians and faculty to work together to help students achieve these learning goals.
Linking to Library Resources in OnCourse
Courseload and Oncourse allow instructors to post complete articles as well as links to those articles. Although posting an article seems easy, copyright laws and the licenses required by publishers can restrict the items that can be uploaded and posted. Some publishers do not allow uploading of articles at all, instead allowing only direct links. Others allow articles to be posted for a short time period.
The IU Libraries have prepared three steps to take to include subscription-based articles from the Libraries in your Courseload or Oncourse site.
Request A Course Guide
Course Guides provide instructional materials about the research process and connect students with relevant library resources and services. A librarian will work with you to create a guide that corresponds to your class's learning objectives and assignments.
Request an Instructional Consultation
Teaching & Learning librarians are available to consult with departments or individual faculty, instructors, and librarians to discuss the integration of research knowledge and informed literacy into courses and assignments. Instructional consultations may also be referred to a subject librarian, when appropriate. This instructional support service is being offered in order to create a sustainable, meaningful approach to developing information literacy experiences at IUB.
Consultations can happen anytime during the year, but are most effective if timed to occur prior to the launch of a course. Consult with a librarian to:
- Plan a librarian-led instruction session or course-integrated learning activity
- Develop or revise an assignment (read more on Assignment Design)
- Integrate research and information skills into a course or program
- Plan the development of an online Course Guide
- Create tools to assess student learning
Faculty & Instructors:
Free student workshops and public lectures are offered each semester on aspects of research and information literacy.