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Information Literacy Resources: Use Ethically

Digital Learning Objects

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video game    text/tables  flash 

CONTENT: thorough, clear explanations with good examples

MEDIUM/TIME: text only


NOTES: Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

WHY WE LIKE IT: from well-regarded writing site, very clear, updated regularly


CONTENT: 5 online activities where students (groups or individually) read and respond

MEDIUM/TIME: 30-50 minute class time or self-paced

ASSESSMENT: discussion or written responses

NOTES: Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)

WHY WE LIKE IT: instructors might use this to underpin a discussion of plagiarism or assign it; OWL is well-respected

Game  Videos on Plagiarism  

CONTENT: 3-part video defines plagiarism and provides real-world examples & fun game show format


ASSESSMENT: interactive quizzes within the video

NOTES: Rutgers University

WHY WE LIKE IT: well-produced, humorous, interactive and brief


flash MLA8 Purdue OWL Presentation see below!

CONTENT: examples, explanations, interactive exercises

MEDIUM/TIME: self-paced PowerPoint, 46 slides

ASSESSMENT: excellent overview

NOTES: Purdue University Online Writing Lab

WHY WE LIKE IT: well-respected guide in the academic community

Quizzes & Keys for Student Assessment


Cooperative Library Instruction Program

Critical Thinking

Additional Class Exercises to Promote Critical Thinking Skills

  • Have students "grade" each other's works cited page for correct style, completeness of citations, as well as appropriateness of sources cited. See How to Cite the MLA and APA Quick Guides.
  • Ask students to find a newspaper or popular magazine article on plagiarism, copyright, or censorshipWrite a one-page opinion about how this would affect them in some aspect of their life outside of school in their future career--as a parent, taxpayer, consumer, etc.
  • Have students set up an account with EasyBib, a citation management tool citations. Have them practice by entering a print book, an database journal article, a website, and a youtube source. They can set up a folder & save citations. Then have them export their bibliography to GoogleDocs and share with you.
  • As a group exercise, play the Rutgers University's Plagiarism Video and Game "The Cite is Right" asking students to vote on correct answers. If the majority vote for an incorrect answer, use that as an opportunity to discuss the question and answer with the group,